Setting Up a LAN on Warp 4, Part 3
By: Walter Metcalf
With this article we return to the series under the overall heading "OS/2 Networking". In the
previous article that was strictly in this series we dealt with File and Print Client (aka Peer Services) installation. This week we'll discuss the installation and
configuration of TCP/IP Services. (Note that not all networks require TCP/IP Services. We'll discuss
that subject further in our next article in the series.)
- TCP/IP Services
- Designate one PC as your Gateway or Router. (If one of your PC's is to be connected to the
Internet or another LAN, your router must be this PC.)
- Choose a set of IP addresses for your PC's.
- Internet Specification RFC-1597 dictates that IP's in the range 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255 are never
to be assigned public Internet addresses and are to be left available for private networks.
Therefore IP's in this range are a logical choice for our LAN. In my LAN I used the IP's between
192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.3. (Addresses 192.168.1.0 and 192.168.1.255 are used for internal network
purposes and for broadcasting and so are not available as workstation IP's.)
- Plan the IP address to be assigned to each PC. This will help you avoid errors during the
software installation. Remember--each PC must have a unique IP address.
- Select as the installation drive the one on you have installed your other network
software. (This is almost always, but does not have to be, the boot drive.)
- For TCP/IP address, enter the 32-bit IP number you have assigned to this PC.
- Subnet mask, enter "255.255.255.0".
- For Router, enter the IP address you have assigned to the PC you have chosen to be
your Router. (e.g. in my LAN, the router is 192.168.1.1)
- For Host Name, enter any unique name. The TCP/IP software uses this name to identify
- Leave TCP/IP Domain Name blank.
- For Name Server, enter the IP address you have assigned to your router.
- When you are satisfied with all your entries, click on "Install", and then click on "OK"
to finish the automated install process.
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