How many IP addresses does your home network have and what are they for?
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The one that counts is the one for the first network link to the outside world, like on your cable or dsl modem,,it carries a routable ip address, your router has one that isn't externally routable , and every computer on your side of the router will have a non routable ip also.
TCP/IP was first developed for U>S agents to send data from remote countries,, then later used as a great inter university communication network, then it just grew like crazy. Gore really did fight his butt off to increase the bandwidth which gave the internet the capacity we are enjoying today, with neat videos and large file transfer capability. But the government demands that everything you say or do on the internet be logged so they can jail you for your lawbreaking, or even just your expecting that you have the right to free speech. Because you don't,, free speech is not government monitored speech.
You'll also have a defeault gateway show up with it's ip address and a subnet mask which is a default value unless you have a huge in house series of networks running , you can pretty much ignore them.
You can put like 254 computers on each subnet if you some real routers.
to see your real outside world ip address you have to log into your last internet device, like your router or cable/dsl modem whichever is farthest outbound. Start your internet browser and on the address line at the top type in 192.168.0.1 and hit enter, you should be at you last device's screen, you can change things there if you don't want to be able to connect to the internet anymore,, as a general rule.
If you have a direct internet connection with no routers in between you can click on start, click on run, type in the word "command" click ok, and you'll get a black screen. type in the word "ipconfig" and you get your ip address , default gateway address, and subnet mask which will be 255.255.255.0 unless you are on a very large corporate network. type exit and hit enter to get back to exit "dos" and get back to your windows desktop.
Sorry prime - I should have worded the question better. I was looking for how many IP addresses different people are using on their home network and what devices are using them - not how many the network is capable of routing.
Back in the day, the answer from everyone would have been 1 (with a few random 2s thrown in) - and the devices would have been exclusively computers. But now there are all kinds of other devices - gaming consoles, handheld gaming devices, digital picture frames, print servers, DVRs, etc. Plus, I am sure that the count of computers per household has probably risen.
6 I think.
Router, AirportExpress, iMac, Macbook, Xbox360, wii
You need to go to your router and look in the the DHCP table.
Most likely our router address is 192.168.1.1 or something close. You should see a table that has lists a divice or host name "Kitchen PC, XBox, etc" and a IP address as well.
* Ubuntu Server
* Girlfriends Computer
Decidedly less geeky than I'd like to be. Just the main desktop and my wife's laptop, with the PSP on occasion. It's a pity the PSP doesn't have more games that can be played online.
That being said, my wireless router sucks anyways.
ahhh Ubuntu, I have it on my dual processor ol box. Only problem I has was related to an old ATI AGP video card, got rid of that an problems went away, just upgraded to latest version. I see a Toledo company has Linux on a thumb drive they will be offering, some co's already have it for sale, but I see tiny notebooks that fit on top of both hands as being more practical. Ubuntu may actually give Windows a run for its money on desktops, servers and laptops/notebooks. Sun Microsystems Open Office seems to work well on it too.
My system is a trap-doored spoofed fire-walled cluster-**** with an intentionally open wireless connection. One to 4 computers plus the wireless guests. I wanted to allow a wifi hotspot just because they are fairly rare in this burb.
2 workstation PC's
2 networked printers
1 Game consol
I also have my router set toi a limited number of IP address it can assigned so that it will prevent anyone from the outside aquiring one if they somehow manage to crack my WPA security
there's a lot of wireless going on here
1 mac desktop
2 powerbook pros
1 airport extremes
2 airport expresses
usually 8-11 ip's in use on my network
2 networked laser printers
2 wireless routers
does the new Uverse TV from ATT run off your network. Anyone?
1 NAS device
IP Address (Static and DHCP)
Identifies a particular computer on a network to other computers. An IP address is similar to your home address. In a neighborhood, each house has a unique address; on a network each computer must have a unique address. There are two types of IP Addresses - static and DHCP.
A static address is where someone physically connects to a computer and defines the IP address for that computer. A static address does not change unless someone physically changes it.
A DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) address is dynamically assigned from a server that contains a pool of addresses. The server leases the computer one of the available addresses for a specified amount of time. Once the specified time has expired, the computer renews the lease or requests a new IP address.
Renewable and fixed IP information is kept in perpetuity under new homeland insecurity laws. Anything you have ever said or posted anywhere is generally available for government review. Same with any search you've ever done on the internet and any email you ever send, and any phone call you ever make. The eternal pin register is on.
P3E...true. However, you can trip them up a little by using a proxyserver. This however is just a pebble in the road for government sniffers who will eventually send the black helicopters flying over your home and SUV's pulling up to your doorstep. ;)
Linecrosser...for a simple and through explanation of ip address' here is a good site.