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Network Basic 101 - Assigning Fixed IP
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Post 1 made on Friday November 11, 2011 at 16:44
Ted Gatlin
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I am hoping someone will give me a little help with the above -

In assigning a Fixed IP - I understand that the IP should be outside of the DHCP range but what are the other settings?

In PEP what are the other settings -

IP Address - I understand
Subnet Mask - ?
Default Gateway - ?
DNS - ?

Does ANY of the four above need to be set in the Router/Access Point?

Thanks much!

Ted
Post 2 made on Friday November 11, 2011 at 18:49
Lyndel McGee
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Ted,

The only thing in the router that must be set is the gateway IP address. Router should pick everything else up from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

If you have linksys router, 192.168.1.1 is the gateway. If Netgear, it is likely 192.168.0.1.

Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 DNS is usually the same address as the gateway.

DNS is only needed if Pronto needs to resolve network names to an IP address. If it turns out that you cannot find good dns server, start your pc and open a command prompt. Type ipconfig /all [enter] and then note the 1 or 2 DNS server addresses you see. Those are usually IP addresses provided by your ISP. Also note that ipconfig /all will also show you the Gateway provided your PC is on same router.

Heading out to dinner tonight but if you need help tomorrow, I think you may still have my cell #, so give me a jingle. If not, RC mail me.

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OP | Post 3 made on Friday November 11, 2011 at 22:05
Ted Gatlin
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Thanks Lyndel -

I think I've got it now - thanks for the help. I was getting a lot of lag or delay on initial button presses - assigning the fixed IP seems to have solved the problem.

Ted
Post 4 made on Friday November 11, 2011 at 22:17
Guy Palmer
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Subnet Mask: every network has to have a subnet mask (think of it as your local network identifier).  As Lyndel says, nearly everyone uses 255.255.255.0.

Default Gateway: the IP address of your modem (whatever you set it to be).

DNS: an IP address on the Internet which contains a table which translates Internet domain names to their IP addresses, and thus allows you to access these websites.  There are lots of DNS addresses you can use but, as Lyndel says, all ISPs have one (and tell you what it is when you sign up to their service) and people usually use this one.

Last edited by Guy Palmer on November 12, 2011 02:17.
Post 5 made on Friday November 11, 2011 at 23:49
Lyndel McGee
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IP address 4.2.2.3 is a well known DNS server as well.
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Post 6 made on Tuesday November 15, 2011 at 17:07
Barry Gordon
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4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.3 are two of the largest (most robust) DNS server in the USA. They are located IIRC in Boulder CO or Colorado Springs CO


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