How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

Post by marun » Sat, 28 Jun 1997 04:00:00



How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

I have two computers, both with an Ethernet networkcard.
I installed TCP/IP. One machine is a Windows 95 station, the other one
is either Windows 95 as well or LINUX.

I want to use FTP to exchange files between the 2 systems.

My question: how do I assign an IP address to the networkcards?
I understand this is neccessary in order to make both machines communicate with
each other.

Are there special programs to assign an IP address to a networkcard?

Please, any ideas. I need to set the network up this weekend.

Many thanks in advance.

Marcel

 
 
 

How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

Post by Phillip Wes » Sun, 29 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

> I have two computers, both with an Ethernet networkcard.
> I installed TCP/IP. One machine is a Windows 95 station, the other one
> is either Windows 95 as well or LINUX.

> I want to use FTP to exchange files between the 2 systems.

> My question: how do I assign an IP address to the networkcards?
> I understand this is neccessary in order to make both machines communicate with
> each other.

> Are there special programs to assign an IP address to a networkcard?

> Please, any ideas. I need to set the network up this weekend.

> Many thanks in advance.

> Marcel

Within a Windows '95 machine, you must use the NETWORK icon within
Control panel to associate a PROTOCOL with a network adapter.
Your first job is to assign the TCP/IP protocol to your adapter.
Once TCP/IP protocol services are added, then you can modify the IP
properties -- assigning an IP address to each workstations adapter.
You will want to assign each workstation a unique address within a
"subnet".  A subnet acts as a logical network boundary.  To communicate
outside my subnet (i.e., to any other subnet), I must use a gateway
(typically a router).  A SubNet Mask is used to determine which portion
of the IP address is the NETWORK DESIGNATOR vs. the HOST DESIGNATOR.

May I suggest using 192.192.192.10 for one workstation, and
192.192.192.11 for the other workstation -- each with a subnet mask of
255.255.255.0.  With only one subnet, you don't need to worry about a
gateway/router.

You will then want to get hold of a freeware/shareware FTP server
program.  This will allow one workstation to act as the "FTP server" - a
process that listens for FTP conversations.  You can use the built-in
FTP client within Windows '95 on the other system.  With the proper
privileges assigned as the FTP login account, you can "get" and "put"
files to your heart's content.

For freeware/shareware utilities for Windows '95, may I suggest
http://www.tucows.com for a pretty hefty selection.

Hope this helps.
--
PHILLIP WEST
NETWORK MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
BAY NETWORKS / CAROLINAS AREA
Web Page:  http://www.baynetworks.com
Support Page:  http://support.baynetworks.com
Tech Support:  1-800-2LANWAN (1-800-252-6926)

 
 
 

How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

Post by Cory Cipr » Sun, 29 Jun 1997 04:00:00


In order to assign an IP address to a network card on a Windows95 machine,
it is in the Network properties within the Control Panel.  First find the
TCP/IP protocol bound to the network card.  Highlight it and click on
Properties.  Find the IP Address tab and specify your IP address for the
local machine on the network card.

Here is a picture of the TCP/IP properties window.

Cory



Quote:> How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

> I have two computers, both with an Ethernet networkcard.
> I installed TCP/IP. One machine is a Windows 95 station, the other one
> is either Windows 95 as well or LINUX.

> I want to use FTP to exchange files between the 2 systems.

> My question: how do I assign an IP address to the networkcards?
> I understand this is neccessary in order to make both machines
communicate with
> each other.

> Are there special programs to assign an IP address to a networkcard?

> Please, any ideas. I need to set the network up this weekend.

> Many thanks in advance.

> Marcel

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How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

Post by Eric Vanden Heuv » Thu, 03 Jul 1997 04:00:00


        In Win95, right click on "Netowrk Neigbourhood", click
"Properties".
        If you double click on "TCP/IP --> NE2000 Compatible"
(or whatever the name of the network card is that you installed).
Go to the "IP Address" tab, select "Specify an IP Address" button.
Type in an IP address.  I suggest something like: 207.61.168.xx
where xx is any number from 01 to 255.  That should avoid any
conflicts with your Internet connection.
        In "Subnet mask, put 255.255.255.0
        Click "OK".
        You're done.
        Do the same for the second computer, but change the last
number to soemthing other than the 1st.  
eg: 207.61.168.01  AND  207.61.168.02 ....etc.

        Eric



Quote:>How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

>Marcel

 
 
 

How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

Post by <f.. » Fri, 04 Jul 1997 04:00:00


As an advice, avoid 255. Shrink range from 01 to 254. The last 255 is used
for broadcasts in Windows networks for subnets 255.255.255.0.



> Go to the "IP Address" tab, select "Specify an IP Address" button.
> Type in an IP address.  I suggest something like: 207.61.168.xx
> where xx is any number from 01 to 255.  That should avoid any



> >How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

> >Marcel

 
 
 

How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

Post by Frank Beal » Sun, 06 Jul 1997 04:00:00



> How do I assign an IP address to a networkcard?

> I have two computers, both with an Ethernet networkcard.
> I installed TCP/IP. One machine is a Windows 95 station, the other one
> is either Windows 95 as well or LINUX.

> I want to use FTP to exchange files between the 2 systems.

> My question: how do I assign an IP address to the networkcards?
> I understand this is neccessary in order to make both machines communicate with
> each other.

> Are there special programs to assign an IP address to a networkcard?

> Please, any ideas. I need to set the network up this weekend.

> Many thanks in advance.

> Marcel

For the linux side of your machine type
ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx up
Replace the x's with the address. You may have to specify the netmask
and broadcast as well.
ifconfig eth0 broadcast xxx.xxx.xxx.255
ifconfig eth0 netmask xxx.xxx.xxx.0

hope this helps.

Frank Beale

http://www.bealenet.com/