Lab8-IP-Linksys-Router 09


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MOHAWK COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY Department of Electrotechnology PERSONAL COMPUTERS EE-368 Lab 8 TCP/IP SUBNETTING AND LINKSYS ROUTER CONFIGURATION OBJECTIVES: To familiarize the student with deployment of a TCP/IP based network by having the student: - create a network based on subnetting a Class A, B or C IP address in order to provide enough networks and host addresses for future expansion - build a network based on the design details and demonstrate its operation - configure a router with the correct parameters to allow the subnet to operate properly - configure a client computer to operate properly within the designed network - automate configuration of client side TCP/IP parameters through the use of DHCP REFERENCES: LearntoSubnet -- A free, lecture-based course on addressing TCP-IP Networks that includes IP Addresses and Subnetting Introduction.url Router configuration – LinkSYS Router Manual on “Milli” or EQUIPMENT: Desktop (Dell) PC Windows XP LINKSYS cable modem router - Model # BEFSR41 Ver. 1, 2,3, or 4 Network Cables. Note: Cables must be wound properly at the end of the lab . Otherwise Marks will be deducted . PROCEDURES: Part A – Configuring the router 1. Boot your computer using WindowsXP, use the “START” +”RUN” option to execute the “cmd” program. An the “Command Prompt” type “ ipconfig /all ” command to determine the current network configuration and record these values on your report sheet . Alternative method to retrieve this configuration is by using the Windows GUI. Right click on the little network computer icon on the task bar and choose “ Status” from the pull down menu. In the Status Window click on the Support tab and review the networking connection parameters. 2. Power up the “Cable Modem Router” by inserting the adapter plug and using a pen (do not use a pencil - lead is conductive and will short the router) press the reset button and hold it EE-368 W09 Lab8 Page 1
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in for 5 seconds. This causes the router to return to its default settings. The router has two types of interfaces one is referred to as the WAN interface which is implemented as a 10BaseT (10Mb UTP Ethernet connection), the LAN interfaces are implemented as a 4 port 10/100 Mb switch. 3. Use one of the network cables running to your desk to connect the router’s WAN interface to the main network. Connect your computer to one of the four LAN ports of the switch using your straight through cable. The LAN/switch side of the router will be your SUBNET. Verify the connections by
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMP EE367 taught by Professor Petkov during the Winter '09 term at Mohawk College.

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