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TCP/IP, like any other networking protocol,
requires configuration before data can be sent across a network successfully. All protocol
configuration, including TCP/IP, is done through the Network section of Control
- Within Network, highlight TCP/IP
(bound to the Ethernet card) and click Properties.
- After clicking the TCP/IP
Properties button, the TCP/IP Properties menu will appear with the IP Address tab selected
as in the image above.
- Select the radio box labeled 'Specify
an IP address'. The IP Address and Subnet Mask fields will become available.
- For private local area
networks, the IP address range 192.168.0.x should be used where 'X'
ranges between 1 and 254. These IP addresses are not used anywhere else on the Internet
and therefore conflicts will be avoided.
- Enter an IP address in the IP
Address field. If you are configuring the workstation running CMail Server, use 192.168.0.1.
Enter a value of 255.255.255.0 in the Subnet Mask field.
- Once both values have been
entered, click on the DNS Configuration tab at the top of the menu.
Assigning an IP Address
When TCP/IP has been installed on two or more workstations, it can be tested by running a
MSDOS command prompt, entering PING 192.168.0.2 followed by the return
If TCP/IP has been installed
correctly, a ping reply like the one shown below will be displayed four times on the
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32
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