Network Configuration

After the TCP/IP protocol has been added to the system, it needs to be configured so that the computer is visible to the rest of the network.

TCP/IP works on the basis that every computer on the network has unique number or IP address in the format x.x.x.x where x is a number between 0 and 255. Your Network Administrator should be able to supply an IP address for you an IP address to use.

Note to Network Administrators: The IP address range 192.168.0.0-254 is reserved for use on local area networks. If you are starting a network installation from new then this range is ideal for small to medium size TCP/IP networks for use with CProxy Server.

TCP/IP Configuration

  1. Click Start
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Control Panel
  4. Double click the Network icon with the left mouse button.

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  1. Highlight TCP/IP
  2. Press Properties

  1. Click the IP Address tab.
  2. Select Specify an IP address
  3. Enter your IP address into the IP Address field.
  4. Enter the subnet mask into the Subnet Mask field. If you are using the 192.168.0.x IP range, then the subnet mask is normally 255.255.255.0. If you are unsure, contact your Network Administrator.
  5. Click OK to exit the TCP/IP Properties menu and return to Network.
  6. Click OK again to leave the network menu.
  7. Restart the workstation so that the new IP address settings take effect.

Testing the Configuration
When TCP/IP configuration has been completed on two or more workstations, you can test TCP/IP communication between the computers using the PING command. Open an MSDOS window and at the command prompt, enter ping x.x.x.x where x.x.x.x is the IP address of another workstation on the network. If your configuration was successful, you will receive a message on the screen like:

Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128

Notes: Remember that all IP addresses on the network must be unique but in the same range e.g. if the server is 192.168.0.1 then the first workstation should be 192.168.0.2, the next 192.168.0.3 and so forth. You should also remember to reapply any NT Service Packs after copying files from the NT CD.

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