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Best configuration for 2 systems.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by thedeadghost, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. thedeadghost

    thedeadghost Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Guy what ip and subnet mask should we use if we need to connect a notebook and a pc using a crossover cable ? and what network speed should be set ? I mean would it be best left at auto or 100 mbps ?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You can use any IP you want. I typically use a private/non-routeable address like 192.168.0.0 and set the subnet mask to a class C/24 (255.255.255.0). As far as the connection speed, you can leave it at auto unless you have media issues. Then you could just force a speed and duplex that both computers can talk over.
     
  3. thedeadghost

    thedeadghost Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help. Can you help me with learning subnetting ? the explanation in the CCNA books seems to confuse me.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Wanderer2

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    Um.. you can't use 192.168.0.0 or 192.168.0.255

    You can use x.x.x.1 to x.x.x.254
     
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    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Yes, if you use a class C/24 subnet mask. Just made a general assumption under this situation that it's known that the .0 is the network address and .255 is the broadcast address.

    But your statement is partially true if you use a different subnet mask. A /23 or lower subnet mask will make the .255 address a valid IP address to be used.
     
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