Guide to Direct Connection Configuration with LAUSDnet

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Using the LAUSDnet software you can easily configure your school lab to directly connect to the Internet, provided that your router and digital line a properly installed and configured. Here is how you do it…

IP Configuration Worksheet

School Name: _______________________________

Classroom

IP addresses assigned to your school  
subnet mask  
IP address of your router  
Reserved IP address range for servers/switches  
IP address range for your classroom computers  
Reserved IP addresses for ITD  

Office

IP addresses assigned to your school  
subnet mask  
IP address of your router  
Reserved IP address range for servers/switches  
IP address range for your office computers  
Reserved IP addresses for ITD  

Reminder: Each workstation must have a unique IP address, no two workstations can share the same IP address.

If you have any questions please contact your Instructional Technology Applications Facilitator (ITAF). They can be reached at your cluster office. These instructions are also available online at http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/internet_advisor

Windows 95/98

There are a variety of ways in which you can configure a Windows 95/98 system. Many times there are connection wizards that will step you through a configuration process. Feel free to use the information below to answer those questions. If your do not use the wizard, you can use the steps described below.

Before you begin you will need to have successfully installed the Network Interface card in the computer and confirmed that it properly communicates on your network. You will also need the following information: IP addresses assigned to your school, subnet mask, and IP address of your router.

  1. launch "Control Panel" and choose "Network"
  2. under the "Configuration" tab, make sure that the following are installed:
  1. click on "Client for Microsoft Networks" and click on the "Properties" button
  2. deselect all but "Quick Logon" and click "Ok"
  3. click on "TCP/IP" and click on the "Properties" button
  4. under the "IP Address" tab select "Specify and IP Address"
  5. enter the IP address and subnet mask given to you for your school site. Remember that each workstation must have a unique IP address.
  6. under the "DNS Configuration" tab:
  1. under the "Gateway" tab enter the IP address of your router
  2. under the "Bindings" tab makes sure that "Client for Microsoft Networks" is checked

You can check to see if you are properly communicating TCPIP packets by opening a DOS window and typing the following: ping IP address of your router. If that was successful then try the following: ping 192.215.166.34, if that was successful your workstation is properly configured.

Macintosh

There are a variety of ways in which you can configure a Macintosh system. Mac OS 7.6 came bundled with an Internet connection Kit (do a custom install and select LAN configuration). Mac OS 8.0 and higher comes with an Internet Assistant in the Macintosh HD. Feel free to use the information below to answer the necessary questions. If your do not use the assistant, you can use the steps described below.

Before you begin you will need to have successfully installed the Network Interface card in the computer and confirmed that it properly communicates on your network. You will also need the following information: IP addresses assigned to your school, subnet mask, and IP address of your router.

Open Transport

  1. Go to the TCPIP Control Panel
  2. select the following
  1. enter the IP address given to you for your school site. Remember that each workstation must have a unique IP address
  2. enter the subnet mask by assigned to your school site.
  3. enter the IP address of the router for the "Router address"
  4. enter the following for "Name Server addr"
  1. enter the following for additional search domains
  1. close the TCPIP window
  2. save the changes

You should now be able to establish an Internet connection.

If you have an older system and your computer does not have any Internet software (such as Netscape, telnet, etc.), then follow these steps first:

  1. obtain a copy of the LAUSDnet disks for the Macintosh computer
  2. insert the Installer disk - disk 1
  3. double click on the Installer file
  4. do a custom install
  5. select all items but ConfigPPP and MacTCP (hold the apple key and click for multiple selections)
  6. begin the Installation
  7. follow the directions on the screen
  8. after the computer restarts follow the directions above for Open Transport

Classical Networking

  1. go to the control panel and select MacTCP
  2. select "ethernet"
  3. click on "more…"
  4. click on Manually
  5. click OK
  6. enter the IP address given to you for your school site. Remember that each workstation must have a unique IP address
  7. click "more…"
  8. verify that "class c" is selected
  9. select the subnet mask by sliding the bar to the correct number
  10. enter the IP address of the router for the "Gateway Address:"
  11. confirm the primary DNS
  1. you can add the secondary DNS by entering the following information:
  1. click OK
  2. close the MacTCP window
  3. Restart the computer

You should now be able to establish an Internet connection.

If you have an older system and your computer does not have MacTCP and any other Internet software (such as Netscpace, telnet, etc.), then follow these steps first:

  1. obtain a copy of the LAUSDnet disks for the Macintosh computer.
  2. insert the Installer disk - disk 1
  3. double click on the Installer file
  4. do a custom install
  5. select all items but ConfigPPP (hold the apple key and click for multiple selections)
  6. begin the Installation
  7. follow the directions on the screen
  8. after the computer restarts follow the directions above for Classical Networking

 

Windows for Workgroups

Before you begin you will need to have successfully installed the Network Interface card in the computer and confirmed that it properly communicates on your network. You will also need the following information: IP addresses assigned to your school, subnet mask, and IP address of your router.

  1. obtain a copy of the LAUSDnet disks for Windows 3.1x
  2. place the first disk in drive
  3. go to file/run and type a:setup (or b:setup)
  4. do a custom installation
  5. install all components except Trumpet
  6. follow the directions
  7. using another computer that gets to the Internet obtain a copy of Microsoftobtain a copy of ’s TCPIP stack from the following URL: the TCPIP stack for Windows for Workgroups from the following URL: http://lausd.k12.ca.us/~tsparan/applic.htm
  8. place this file in a directory on your computer called TCPIP
  9. execute the downloaded to extract its contents
  10. if you are not already in Windows, begin Windows
  11. double click on the Network group
  12. double click on Network Setup
  13. click on Drivers
  14. click on Add Protocol
  15. double click on Unlisted or Updated Protocol
  16. specify the TCPIP directory you created with the extracted files you downloaded
  17. select Microsoft TCP/IP-32 3.11a
  18. double click on Microsoft TCP/IP-32 3.11a
  19. Enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway (IP address of your router) given to you for your school site. Remember that each workstation must have a unique IP address.
  20. click on "DNS "
  1. click OK
  2. click OK
  3. Follow direction as they appear on the screen. You may be asked for the Windows disks.

You can check to see if you are properly communicating TCPIP packets by opening a DOS window and typing the following: ping IP address of your router. If that was successful then try the following: ping 192.215.166.34, if that was successful your workstation is properly configured.

Windows 3.1

If you are using Windows 3.1x you may experience some difficulty with many of your network features. There are packet drivers to enable Trumpet Winsock to use a network card. This will entail some searching on the Internet for packet drivers. To do this kind of setup, please refer to the Trumpet Winsock documentation.

Before you begin you will need to have successfully installed the Network Interface card in the computer and confirmed that it properly communicates on your network. You will also need the following information: IP addresses assigned to your school, subnet mask, and IP address of your router.