IP address in the PC

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Appendix C. IP address in the PC

Setting up the IP address in the PC

For configuration of the link a suitable IP address has to be set up in the PC, for example 192.168.1.233. In the next example for Windows XP we presume that the PC uses DHCP as the primary configuration.

  • Open the Start menu, Settings, Network Connections, Local Area Connection

  • In the window Local Area Connection select Properties

  • Another window opens. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties

  • Another window opens

  • On the General tab select Use the following IP address

  • Enter IP Address 192.168.1.233

  • Set Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0

  • Click OK to acknowledge this window and acknowledge the previous window in the same manner

  • The second option is to use automatic switching. In this case on the General tab select, for example Obtain an IP address from the DHCP server automatically and address 192.168.1.233 will be seen on the Alternate configuration tab. However, this detection and subsequent switching works slower and isn’t entirely reliable.

  • Select tab Alternate configuration

  • Select User defined configuration

  • Enter IP Address 192.168.1.233

  • Set Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0

  • Click OK to acknowledge this window and acknowledge the previous window in the same manner

If you don’t use Windows XP then proceed according to the manual when setting up the IP address.

Checking the IP address in the PC

In Windows proceed in the following manner:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Run…

  2. Enter command cmd

  3. Enter command ipconfig and read the PC IP address and mask:

Checking the PC – radio modem connection using Ping

In Windows send a ping as follows:

  1. Check the connection between the PC and the radio modem via the Ethernet cable.

  2. In the Start menu click Run…

  3. Enter command cmd

  4. Write ping 192.168.1.2 and press OK

  5. A message appears in a window:

    If no communication takes place a message appears with the text “Request timed out”.

If communication between the web browser and radio modem doesn’t take place check the browser settings. The Work offline item in the File menu cannot be crossed out.