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Configuring the LAN side of the Router 7:37-12:46 But we haven't configured the LAN side of the router. We need to do that next. Let's come down here and click on Local Network. In this screen, we can configure several different key parameters. The first one is the IP address assigned to the router. Right now, it's assigned 192.168.1.1, and we can just continue using that if we want to, but if we were using some other IP addressing scheme, we could change it at this point. We're not going to worry about that today. We're just going to go ahead and just use the default IP addressing scheme.
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But be aware that if you did change this, then you'd have to use a different URL to access this web interface, because this is the IP address of the router on the LAN side of the connection, and hence, it is the IP address we use to access the configuration interface. We can also turn on the DHCP server,and now it's enabled by default. And by default, it's configured to serve out all the IP addresses on the current network segment except for the one that's assigned to itself. So you can see down here that it's going to start at 192.168.1.2, and serve out IP addresses all the way to 192.168.1.254. Well, let's assume that I have several servers and other infrastructure devices on this network that use static IP address assignments. I don't want those IP addresses being assigned by the DHCP serverto workstations and tablets and phones. So what I'm going to do is actually adjust the IP address range to reserve a block of addresses for those infrastructure devices. So I'm going to start handing out addresses at 192.168.1.10. That reserves 192.168.1.1 through 192.168.1.9 for these infrastructure devices. The default DHCP lease time is going to be 24 hours, or one day. That usually works just fine.I'm going to go ahead and hit Apply, and then we'll wait a minute while the router is rebooted again. All right, the changes have been applied. The router has rebooted. We have to log back in. Let's go back to our local network set up, and now the change that we instituted for the DHCP server has been applied. Now, if we needed to, we could've done it a different way. Notice up here, I just reserved a block at the very beginning of the IP address range for servers and workstations. However, I could've used a DHCP reservation to accomplish the same thing. Now, there's a couple of other things I want to show you before we end. Let's go over to the advanced tab and on the advanced tab we can come down to DNS, and here we can configure which DNS server that the router should use. By default, it's going to automatically obtain the appropriate DNS server address from the ISP and that's fine, or you can come down here if you wanted to and enter in a specific DNS server. For example, say I wanted to use Google's DNS service that they provide for free out on the Internet. I would enter in the IP addresses, then, of Google's DNS servers. Now, be aware that whichever option you choose here, these are the DNS servers that will also be given to clients via DHCP when they connect to this system. Go ahead and apply the change. We can also come down here and
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