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By Evan Short ·
I am putting together a small peer to peer network for a friends multimedia company. four Macs all running with DSL internet. Three parallel printers and a external cd writer which I am guessing will be a usb connection. My plan so far is to use a gateway for internet and a little device I found for the printer server. and this will all require tcp/ip.

I have tried to hook up the Mac TCP/IP network but it failed. I had the addressing all wrong. Can anyone give me some advice on IP addressing for this system?

Evan Short

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by Stillatit In reply to Mac TCP/IP

If your gateway will use NAT, then use the following addresses:

192.168.0.1 router address
192.168.0.2 first station
192.168.0.3 next station
and so on.

These are class C addresses, with mask 255.255.255.0.

If your gateway router can provide DHCP, you can alternately set all stations to acquire a DHCP address, and the router will provide addresses as needed.

The router address should be the default gateway for all stations.

NOTE -- if you do not have a router between your network and your internet connection, you will not have internet access with these addresses. If your ISP has assigned you multiple addresses, use those addresses and you can use a hub instead of a router.

Good luck.

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by Evan Short In reply to Mac TCP/IP

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by wlbowers In reply to Mac TCP/IP

Check out a little device by smc.
SMC7004br. It is a router, gateway,
firewall, DHCP server, and print server.
Let it do the addressing.

Lee

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by freedageek In reply to Mac TCP/IP

Unless you're running a very old 68k-based Mac network, use the Open Transport extensions that come with OS 7.6 on up.

As for addressing, use the Class scheme often used for private, internal networks, such as 192.168.1.10, 192,168.1.11, etc. for each of the nodes, and then for your subnet and gateways, 192.168.1.1 and 255.255.255.0

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by BudgieSoft In reply to Mac TCP/IP

Get the NetGear RT314 router. It connects directly to your DSL modem and includes a 4 port 10/100 switch. It's very fast and easy to setup. It will also let you use DHCP (dynamic addressing) for the macs. Your best bet is to put the printers at aunique fixed TCP/IP address say 192.168.0.50.

Go here and request a free estimate... http://www.budgiesoft.com

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