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Re: [PLUG] WAP DHCP & Cable DHCP and some static IP's
It's not entirely clear what you mean by the Cavalier network taking
'24 bits'. I assume you're talking about a netmask, and the other
person who answered said that the Zhone box acted as a router. The
only other explanation is that Cavalier gave you 254 IP addresses, and
that's extremely unlikely.|
So, what happens with a standard home router is you get a home network,
with an address like 192.168.1.* That IP range is reserved for private
networks, and hosts outside your home network won't reach the inside of
your network, but hosts inside your network can reach hosts outside of
it using NAT (Network Address Translation). The router also gives out
IP addresses to your internal network, and possibly does other things
Basically, you already have a home network. What you need to do is
plug everything you have into that Zhone box, or connect it to it's
wireless. You should also look at the Zhone web interface and make
sure you have WPA/WPA2 enabled, and change the default password. Look
at the DHCP range and see what IP addresses aren't in the range. If it
allows you to assign static IP addresses, use that function to give
your printer a static IP address, otherwise just set manually it on the
Setting up a home network is really pretty simple, but it definitely
helps to have somebody on hand who has done it before.
Bob Schwier wrote:
|My question is probably more basic than the person
seeking this reply, so I am
top posting as as far as I can tell I am on the same subject but at a
lower level. I've never had to create a network before.
I want to create an internal network for three computers and two
Cavalier is my internet provider and takes 24 bits, so the network must
on the remaining eight bits if I understand correctly the IP statement.
This computer uses Ubantu 8.04 and connects by ethernet cable to the box
provided by Cavalier (Zhone 6218-I2-200-0CL) The upstairs printer is an
old 9 pin attached by serial port to this computer. The two other
will have to use wireless. One will be attached to a Canon printer.
is a laptop. The one on the Canon has to be a Windows box because Wine
not work with the Brother/Babylock embroidery program.
I know that the answer has to be in the howtos but my eyes keep glazing
from the turgid prose before I get to the meaty part.
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