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LAN Configuration

Contents

Overview

All of the computers and devices on your network should have Internet addresses between 192.168.x.2 and 192.168.x.254. When you are configuring your network, you have two choices:

  1. Manually set the IP address to a specific number (static IP) or
  2. Allow ClarkConnect to automatically set the client IP address (via the DHCP server).

If you configure devices with static IP addresses, make sure you only use an address between 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.99. ClarkConnect Office includes a caching DNS server, but you can use this as your Internet Service Provider's DNS servers if you wish.

Network Settings

FeatureDescription
Default ClarkConnect Office IP Address192.168.1.1
Available static IPs192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.99
Addresses used by DHCP192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.254
DNS Servers192.168.1.1 and/or your ISP's DNS servers

Windows 95/98

To set up networking in the Windows 95/98 environment...

Step 1 - Control Panel

  • Click on the Start button, then follow the menu to Settings > Control Panel
  • Double-click on the Network icon to bring up a window that will look similar to the screenshot
  • Select TCP/IP and click on the Properties button.

Ss netcfg general.png

Step 2 - IP Address

On the IP Address tab, you can select Obtain an IP address automatically and ClarkConnect Office will automatically assign an IP address for you.

Alternatively, you can choose Specify an IP address (as shown in the screenshot). Make sure you pick an address between 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.99. The subnet mask is always 255.255.255.0.

Ss netcfg ip.png

Step 3 - Gateway Settings

Click on the Gateway tab. If you decided to let ClarkConnect Office assign your IP address automatically, then there is no need to add an Installed Gateway. Your ClarkConnect Office software will automatically handle this for you. If you decided to specify your IP address, then you will need to add 192.168.1.1 to the list of installed gateways (as shown).

Ss netcfg gw.png

Step 4 - DNS Settings

If you decided to let the ClarkConnect Office assign your IP address automatically, then you can select Disable DNS. ClarkConnect Office will automatically configure these settings.

If you decided to specify your IP address, then you will need to add 192.168.1.1 to the DNS Server Search Order list (as shown).

You should also add a host name and then add "lan" as the domain. If you prefer to bypass the ClarkConnect Office DNS cache, you can add the DNS servers given by your Internet service provider.

Ss netcfg dns.png

Windows 2000

To set up networking in the Windows 2000 environment...

Step 1 - Network Connections

Click on the Start button, then follow the menu to Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections

Ss netcfg w2k1.png

Right-click on the Local Connection icon and go to properties.

Ss netcfg w2k2.png

If the Local Area Connection Properties does have Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) go to Step 2 - Configuring TCP/IP. If the Local Area Connection Properties does not have Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), you will need to install it using the Install button.

Ss netcfg w2k3.png

The "Select Network Component Type" dialog box will appear.

Ss netcfg w2k4.png

  • Select "Protocol" and click on Add. The enumeration of the protocols will take a minute or so.
  • Select "Microsoft" from the left panel and select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) from the right panel.
  • Click the OK button.

Step 2 - Configuring TCP/IP

You can configure the TCP/IP properties by clicking on the properties button in the Local Area Connection dialog box.

Ss netcfg w2k3.png

Select "Obtain and IP address automatically" and ClarkConnect Office will automatically assign an IP address for you.

Ss netcfg w2k5.png

Alternatively, you can choose "Use the following IP address:" and enter the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server addresses. If you have more than three DNS servers, use the advanced button at the bottom of the dialog box to specify the addresses and the order in which they are used.

Ss netcfg w2k6.png

Windows XP

To set up networking in the Windows XP environment...

Step 1 - Control Panel

  • Click on the Start button, then follow the menu to Settings > Control Panel
  • Double-click on the Network Connections
  • Right click on Local Area Connection and go to Properties

Ss netcfg xp1.png

Step 2 - Select IP Properties

Select TCP/IP and click on the Properties button.

Ss netcfg xp2.png

Step 3 - IP Address

On the IP Address tab, you can select Obtain an IP address automatically and ClarkConnect Office will automatically assign an IP address for you.

Alternatively, you can choose Specify an IP address (as shown in the screenshot). Make sure you pick an address between 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.99. The subnet mask is always 255.255.255.0.

Step 4 - DNS Settings

If you decided to let the ClarkConnect Office assign your IP address automatically, then you can select Disable DNS. ClarkConnect Office will automatically configure these settings.

If you decided to specify your IP address, then you will need to add 192.168.1.1 to the DNS Server Search Order list (as shown).

You should also add a host name and then add "lan" as the domain. If you prefer to bypass the ClarkConnect Office DNS cache, you can add the DNS servers given by your Internet service provider.

Ss netcfg xp3.png

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