Hi Dave /Andy,
You guys are going to make me an Ethernet expert! Great advise, explanations and support, I was scared to fool with any of this just a day ago but you guys held my hand and encouraged me. So I was able to set a new higher number IP for the laptop, with the DHCP, Default Gateway, and DNS stuff, now I can throw on the crossover cable and hook up, or put the router cable on and get Internet for downloads, the Grex is happy, the laptop is happy, and I have a big smile on my face. Thanks for all your help, sincerely,
hi again james - maybe this analogy will help some (this may provide
some background to andy's reply):
-you live in a private, gated community called "192.168.1"
-your home address (laptop) is "3"
-your "dsl router" is the guy at the front gate to the community and has
its own address of "254" (the gateway)
-since you all live in your own respective houses, the g100 has its own
unique address of, i'm guessing "2" (or any other number between the range
of 1 and 255 but not 3 and 254 and probably not 1)
-if you want your mail delivered and want to read the daily news, you
have to contact your post office, which in this case is the dns server
"254" (the guy at the gate also happens to moonlight as the postal worker
but this is not always the case)
-now, in your neighborhood, the guy at the gate, who happens to also be
the postal worker, also runs the sales office that assigns you the
address of your home (the dhcp server)
-each subsequent neighbor who moves in certainly must at least check-in
with the guy at the gate and the sales office to make sure he's not only a
part of the neighborhood but assigned a unique house. if and only if he
wants to check and read mail would he want to get the help of the postal
worker (dns server)
what you've been doing with the dsl router is to let it dictate these
things. you can still be a part of the neighborhood and
"crash" it, provided you know who's who and what's what - hence the
statically assigned ip address.
hope this helps (and wasn't creating more confusion)!
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On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, figNoggle wrote:
> sorry to chime in again james, but i didn't want to send you down this
> path if you still wanted to keep ties to the router and lan..
> if you still want the laptop to be part of your
> network, then based on one of your posts in which you used "ipconfig" to
> determine the dynamically assigned ip of 192.168.1.3 (if i recall
> correctly), use that ip address as your static ip (i.e. replace the
> numbers you entered):
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