What two network configuration parameters are required to communicate to another device on the local subnet?
A) Default gateway
B) IP address
C) Subnet mask
D) DNS server
E) A megaphone
The answers: B) IP address and C) Subnet mask
At a bare minimum, you must have an IP address and a subnet mask to communicate via TCP/IP. To talk with devices outside of your local subnet, you’ll need a default gateway. If you need to reference remote devices by name, then you’ll also need to configure a DNS server address.
Want to know more? Watch “Protocols and Addresses.”
The fundamental languages used over our computer networks are a standard set of protocols that are used around the world. In this video, you’ll learn about protocols and the set of standards associated with TCP/IP. You’ll also learn the essentials of TCP/IP and how subnetting can be used to build today’s modern networks.