16810 network and ive already done that here i went

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appropriate changes to the IP addressing of the workstation so that it's on the one 192.168.1.0 network, and I've already done that here. I went in and I turned off DHCP, and then I statically assigned the IP addressing information that you see here. I assigned an IP address of 192.168.1.2 to the network interface in this workstation, and I used the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. How did I know that I should use these parameters? Well, I looked at the documentation. Now, I did put in a default gateway of 192.168.1.1 so that when the router comes online, I'll actually be able to route data through it out onto the Internet. You don't have to put this in,but I put it in for convenience, and I also, for good measure, just threw in some DNS server parameters that we can use later on, once again, after the router is actually working. Right now they won't because these DNS servers are out on the Internet and I don't have any Internet access, as you can tell by looking at the network icon down here in the notification area. Okay, so we're on the same logical network. So this workstation is physically connected to the back of the SOHO router, and we're on the same logical network. I should be able to access its configuration interface. So, let's bring up Internet Explorer. And as we suspected, we can't get out on the Internet.We have no connectivity. Let's enter in the URL for accessing the configuration interface on the router. Now, I checked the documentation. All I have to do is put in the IP address that's been assigned to the LAN side of the router, and when I do, the web-based interface is displayed. So I checked the documentation once again, and it tells me that the default username and password is admin and admin. The username is the same as the password, which really isn't very secure. I'm going to click Login, and we have now successfully accessed the configuration interface. So at this point, we have to configure both sides of the router. We have the LAN side, where this workstation isconnected, and we have the WAN side, which is a DSL connection, that connects to the phone jack in the wall. Now, you have two options for setting up this router. One would be to do it manually, which actually I don't recommend because it's a lot of work and you have to gather a whole lot of information from your ISP, and the chances of making a mistake are very high, or you can come down here and just use the connection wizard, which is a lot easier, and it takes a lot of the guesswork out of it. So let's go ahead and click on Setup Wizard. The first thing we're going to do is change our device login password. We're going to set the date and time. We're going to set up the Internet connection, which is the WAN side of the router. Then once we're done, the router will restart and then we'll configure the LAN side, then click Next. So the first thing we need to do is change the default password. Now, a lot of administrators get a little lazy and they don't do this step. It is absolutely critical that you do. There have been many exploits over the past several years that revolved around the attacker simply going in and
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