Re: Yes.

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Subject: Re: Yes.
Name: ludicrous
Date: 10/15/2001 5:07:52 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Yes. posted by HalOfBorg

"Adapter Address" is your NIC's MAC address (i.e. unique serial number -- if your are using one)

"IP Address" is the addy your computer is using right now. On a modem, this is assigned when you connect from the ISP's bank of available IPs; with a NIC, this number may be either fixed (static) or changing (dynamic), in the latter case a "DHCP" server keeps track of the nodes currently "up" and assigns IP addresses as needed.

"Subnet Mask" is a routing code based on the IP address in use and the number of users on the network.

"Default Gateway" is the address where your computer "looks" whenever it needs anything. It may be the IP address of the actual router or server that is tending to your needs, or on a large network it may be a generic address (specific to that network, of course) that automatically finds the particular router or server that is serving you.

this page may help and be a bit of fun to play with

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