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Old 3rd December 2005, 13:05
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You can't simply make up an IP address, you have to take an IP address that's in your network and is free.

Example: your router has the internal IP address 192.168.0.1 and uses 192.168.0.200 - 192.168.0.254 for DHCP. Then you could for example take 192.168.0.100 for your server (unless that IP address is used by another system in your network); the network is 192.168.0.0, the broadcast 192.168.0.255, the netmask 255.255.255.0, and the gateway 192.168.0.1.

You could also take 192.168.0.210 for example, but as this IP address is in the router's DHCP range, it is possible that the router assigns this IP address to another system in your network, and then the two systems collide...
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