Re: Subnet mask
Anonymous, you've posted the local IP address not the subnet mask...
machine addresses come in two parts, each opening up a range of addresses...
most home networks will use an IP address in the range 192.168.0.x (as defined in the INAA specs as a class C private network). but home networks are also free to use 10.x.x.x and 172.x.x.x
Subnets help to divide networks into blocks of machines that can be considered on the same network.
for instance, if you have two machines,
whilst they are on the same network hardware, with the same address prefixes, and same subnet mask, they are not able to contact each other, because they are seperated by the subnet.
changing your subnet can be opening up a can of worms...
that explenation/warning aside, what OS are you using? the method used to change the subnet will be slightly different betweens OSs.
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