Managing a network

February 26, 2009 at 07:42:18
Specs: Windows XP
how to manage networking through using MAC address

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#1
February 26, 2009 at 08:15:50
Buy a book and read it but first find out what a MAC address is.

A MAC address is a unique address given to every piece of notwork equipment designed to be used on an Ethernet network. It is not a management tool, it is part of the Ethernet protocol that plays little or no part in network management other than to identify a particular piece of equipment.

Stuart


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#2
February 26, 2009 at 08:48:55
Understand...in my hall, here some computers with a hall network.using radio link . and the engg. using computer's MAC adress and using this MAC adress they produce IP address and build up this network.....i want to kow how they did it??

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#3
February 26, 2009 at 09:42:43
MAC addresses do not produce IP addresses. MAC addresses allow two pieces of network hardware, i.e. a Netwrok Interface Card and a switch to communicate with each other.

IP addresses are either typed in by the administrator or produced by a DHCP server.

IP addresses are linked to an MAC address but that is done by the Ethernet hardware. MAC addresses can be used to deny or allow particular hardware to connect.

I think you need to read up on how networks works. How all the different protocols like TCP/IP, Ethernet, DHCP and NAT all interact with each other and produce a network.

The Internet is full of information on how networks work. A forum like this is not the place to be explaining basic principles.

Stuart


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