Well i talked to my network administrator and found

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Well, I talked to my network administrator and found out the IP address of the default gateway. It happens to be, on this network, 10.0.0.1. So now if I open up a web browser and go to google.com,the network board recognized that it is not located on the local network, and will forward those packets immediately to the router with this IP address, which will then route them out onto the internet and make sure that the packets get where they need to go. The last thing we need to configure is the DNS server address. Remember, when we're dealing with IP networking we are dealing with IP addresses. A minute ago I talked about going to google.com. Well, believe it or not your network board has no idea where google.com actually resides on the network. What we have to do is implement a means to translate google.com into an actual IP addressso the network board knows what to do with those packets addressed to google.com. This is done using a DNS server. The DNS server has records implemented that map certain host names to certain IP addresses, so when we try to access google.com, the DNS server looks at it and says, "Oh, hey, that actually is this whatever IP address." Then the network board knows where to send those packets. So we have to tell the network board where to send those name resolution requests. The DNS server on this network is the same as the default gateway, it's 10.0.01. Now, notice that we can configure multiple DNS servers in case this one is down, it has another option of where to send requests to. For example, we could use Google's DNS server that they provide for free use out on the internet, whose IP address is 8.8.8.8. Click Okay; click Close. So at this point we can view our configuration by coming down here to the Windows icon, right clicking and selecting Command Prompt Admin. Let's enter the IPconfig/all command at the command prompt. And when I do, if we scroll up a little bit, I see configuration information for my Ethernet adapter. Here's the IP address we configured, 10.0.0.15, here's the subnet mask. Here's the default gateway, and here's our DNS servers. Everything looks really good. Let's go ahead and test it now, I'm going to open up a web browser. I'm going to specify that we go to . And we're able to access google.com without any problem, we know our network connection is functioning properly. You'll notice down here that we still have a no internet access icon down here. That eventually will resolve itself, usually it takes about five minutes for Windows to recognize that the network connection has been repaired. Summary 12:33-12:46
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That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about how to configure networking on a Windows workstation. We first talked about how to configure hardware settings for the network adapter in Device Manager. We talked about how to set the system host name, and then we talked about how to configure TCP/IP properties for the network adapter.
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  • Spring '14
  • Computer network, Local area network, Network topology, Metropolitan area network

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