Communication Between the Switch and Your Network Management Station

For the switch and PC to communicate, their IP addresses should be in the same network or subnetwork. In this example, the switch and PC are in the network 172.20.20.0:

1

Switch IP address

172.20.20.85

2

PC IP address

172.20.20.84

When you assigned the switch IP address, the switch became part of an IP network or subnetwork that is different from the network or subnetwork to which your PC (network management station) belongs. Here is an example of the current status of the switch and your PC:

1

Switch IP address

172.20.20.85

2

PC IP address

10.0.0.2

To change the IP address of your PC, either

  • Connect your PC to the network where a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server allocates IP addresses within the range that is assigned to your switch.

or

  • Enter a static IP address through your PC Control Panel by following these steps:

    1. From your PC, choose Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network and Dialup Connections > Local Area Connection. This displays the Local Area Connection Properties window.

    2. Check Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click Properties.

    3. Click Use the following IP Address, and in the IP address field, enter an IP address that is in the same subnetwork as the switch.

    4. Click OK to save your settings.

    5. Click OK again to close the Local Area Connection Properties window.

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