Networking


Checking the Status of your wireless card
     Step by Step Instructions (PC)      Step by Step Instructions (MAC)


Checking the Status of your Network IP values
      Step by Step Instructions (PC)
     Step by Step Instructions (MAC)


Requesting new Network IP Values
     Step by Step Instructions (PC)    Step by Step Instructions (MAC)


Changing the Networtalk IP configuration
    Step by Step Instructions (PC)    Step by Step Instructions (MAC)

Special Mac Trick
:
Often when a mac has gone into hibernation (lid closed) and wakes up it has a hard time hearing the network when it wakes up. A quick answer that often works is to 1) Go out of the room you are currently in and across the hall 2) Turn your airport on and off. 3)Open a browser.





Check to see if the wireless card is on(PC)

Depending on the model there are 3 common methods to toggle the network card on/off

 

  • A physical switch usually on the side of the laptop.  Make sure the switch is in the "On" position.  In most cases the number "1" signifies the On position.














Touch Buttons" usually above the keyboard.  Press the lit icon representing the wireless. When unlit it can be
difficult to see the icon.

 






  • Combination of keys to toggle the wireless on and off.  Holding the 'Fn' key and click the F2 Key. Notice the F2 Key has an icon that looks like a radio tower with waves coming out.
















Check to see if the wireless card is on(Mac)

There is no physical switch on the mac platform for turning the wireless card on and off but is done purely through the operating system.

Find the airport icon on the menu bar in the upper right portion of the screen.
 Please click on it.

Click the 'Turn AirPort On'  option.











                                       

Checking that Status of your Network IP Values(PC)
 
  • In the command window (dos) enter the command ipconfig /all

  • The results we are interested in are listed at the xxx Wireless Network Connection: label.
  • The values should be:
    • IPv4 Address :10.25.xxx.xxx (BCDSPUBLIC) or inet: 10.1.xxx.xxx (BCDS)
    • subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
    • Default Gateway: 10.25.0.1 (BCDSPUBLIC) or 10.1.0.1 (BCDS)

















Checking that Status of your Network IP Values(Mac)

Open a terminal window.
  • Using the Apple Spotlight Tool to find then Terminal Application.









Use the ifconfig command to display the IP Values

  • At the prompt enter the command ifconfig -a 
  • The results we are interested in are listed at the en1: label.
  • The values should be:
    • inet :10.25.xxx.xxx (BCDSPUBLIC) or inet: 10.1.xxx.xxx (BCDS)
    • netmask: 0xFFFF0000
    • broadcast: 10.25.255.255



 















Requesting new Network IP Values(PC)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Enter the command ipconfig /renew to request new IP values
 

 












Requesting new Network IP Values(Mac)

Open a terminal window.
  • Using the Apple Spotlight Tool to find then Terminal Application










  • Use ipconfig to request new new ip values.  Note commands are case sensitive.

  • Enter the command sudo ipconfig set en1 BOOTP to reset the IP values. You  mi
    ght have to enter your password to execute this command. To view the cleared IP values use the ifconfig -a command.





  • Enter the command sudo ipconfig set en1 DHCP to renew(request) new IP values. You mightha
    ve to enter your password to execute this command. To view the new IP values use the ifconfig -a command.

































Changing the Network IP configuration(PC)
 XP:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the wireless connection and then click Properties.
  3. On the General tab, in the This connection uses the following items list, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
  4. Click Obtain an IP address automatically, and then click OK.
  5. Click Obtain DNS server address automatically, and then click OK.





 Vista and Windows 7:
  1. Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, and then clicking change adapter settings.

  2. Right-click on the wireless adapater and then click Properties. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  3. Click the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)  and then click Properties.

  4. Click Obtain an IP address automatically, and then click OK.
  5. Click Obtain DNS server address automatically, and then click OK.




Changing the Network IP configuration(Mac)
From the Apple Menu select System Preferences 

Select Network

















Highlight Airport from the location list.  Press the Advanced button.
















Select the TCP/IP tab.  Change Configure IPv4 to Using DHCP.   Press the OK button.
 















On the Network Preference form press the Apply button.