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Find Local IP Address

Here’s a quick tip for those of you looking to find your LOCAL (as in within your network) IP address.  In Windows, you would simply issue the following command from the command prompt (Start > Run > “cmd”)

ipconfig

Which would yield something similar to the following results.

U:\>ipconfig 
Windows IP Configuration 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : mshome.net 
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 177.21.101.137 
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 177.21.101.1

From a Linux shell, you would issue the following:

ifconfig

Which would yield something similar to the following results

eth0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:EA:91:04:07
  inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
  inet6 addr: fe80::20f:eaff:fe91:407/64 Scope:
  UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
  RX packets:31167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
  TX packets:26404 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
  collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
 RX bytes:38338591 (36.5 MiB)  TX bytes:3538152 (3.3 MiB)
 Interrupt:18 Base address:0xc000
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
 inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0 
 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host 
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1 
RX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 
TX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 
 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0			 
RX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)  TX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)
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How to Set Up a Home Network

How to set-up a Home Network:

IP Settings:

  1. Click Start and choose Control Panel
     
  2. Click Network and Internet Connections
     
  3. Choose Network Connections
     
  4. Right-click the Local Area Connection and choose Properties
     
  5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button
     
  6. Tick: Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically
     
  7. Click OK to close the box, then OK on the next to apply the setting.
     
  8. Configure the workgroup settings per the next section.

 

 

Note: If you have a My Network Places icon somewhere, you can right-click it and choose properties in substitution of the first three steps

 

Workgroup and Computer Name Settings:

  1. Click Start then right-click My Computer and choose Properties.
    (This can be done if you have the icon on your desktop also)
     
  2. Choose the Computer Name tab and click the Change button
     
  3. Under Member of: tick the Workgroup option and type in a network name, or leave it as the default.
    (Keep in mind, for your computers to see each other on the network, the workgroup names must all be identical)
     
  4. Click OK to apply the settings, then OK again to close the remaining box.
     
  5. You're Finished!
 start menu - my computer My Computer - Property computer name

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