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    Network Identification

    How to determine the IP Range/Gateway/Subnet of your network

    To find the IP range on a network, or to find available IP addresses, follow the steps below.

    Finding the IP Range of a Network - Windows

    This is useful if you are unsure what the network details are, or if you have requested pre-programming. When pre-programming devices, we require these details.

    1. Connect a Windows PC / Laptop, open the start menu and type cmd.

    2. Launch the Command Prompt program. 

    3. Once it opens, enter the command ipconfig and take a screenshot or copy the information as below. We require the IP address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway

    4. A screenshot can be taken by pressing the Windows + Shift + S keys simultaneously, then paste it into a document/email with Ctrl + V

    Finding Available IP Addresses - Windows

    If you wish to connect devices  to the network for remote access, you must give each device an IP address, within your network range. In this example, we will be using a Windows computer which is connected to a modem to find the IP address of the computer, and available IP addresses to use for the devices. If the devices are being installed on a business or managed network, contact an IT representative for assistance. 

    1. Connect a Windows PC / Laptop, open the start menu and type cmd.

    2. Launch the Command Prompt program. 

    3. Once it opens, enter the command ipconfig and take a screenshot or copy the information as below. Note down the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway

    4. In our example, the IP address is 10.0.0.61. To check what IP address is available, type ping 10.0.0.XXX, where XXX is any number between 2 and 254. If Destination host unreachable or Request timed out is show on screen, there is no device using that IP address. Repeat the process to find multiple IP addresses that are available for use. Every devices requires one IP address. 10.0.0.XXX is used as an example, you the IP Address range will vary depending on the network.

    5. When configuring the devices, use the IP addresses that you have found that are available, making sure each device has a unique IP address. The Subnet Mask and Default Gateway, will be set the same on each device.



    Finding the IP Range of a Network - Mac OSX

    This is useful if you are unsure what the network details are, or if you have requested pre-programming. When pre-programming devices, we require these details.

    1. Open the Apple Menu (  ) and select System Preferences.

    2. Select the Network option.

    3. Select either Ethernet (for wired connections) or Wi-Fi (for wireless connections), then select advanced.

    4. Select TCP/IP. The details in red are the network details.

    5. A screenshot can be taken by pressing the Command + Shift + 3 keys simultaneously. The screenshot will be saved to the desktop

    Finding Available IP Addresses - Mac OSX

    If you wish to connect devices  to the network for remote access, you must give each device an IP address, within your network range. In this example, we will be using a Apple Mac which is connected to a modem to find the IP address of the computer, and available IP addresses to use for the devices. If the devices are being installed on a business or managed network, contact an IT representative for assistance. 

    1. Follow the steps for Finding the IP Range of a Network - Mac OSX.

    2. Press Command + Space bar keys to bring up spotlight.

    3. Type Terminal, and double click on the search result.

    4. To check what IP address is available, type ping 192.168.1.XXX, where XXX is any number between 2 and 254. If Request timeout is show on screen, there is no device using that IP address. Repeat the process to find multiple IP addresses that are available for use. Every devices requires one IP address. 192.168.1.XXX is used as an example, you the IP Address range will vary depending on the network.

    5. When configuring the devices, use the IP addresses that you have found that are available, making sure each device has a unique IP address. The Subnet Mask and Default Gateway, will be set the same on each device.

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