CCNA Labskill Chapter 2
Posted October 12, 2010on:
STEP 1 : Diagram the network
a. A network diagram is a map of the logical topology of the network. In the space below, sketch a simple peer-to-peer network connecting two PCs. Label one PC with IP address 192.168.1.1 and the other PC with IP address 192.168.1.2. Use labels to indicate connecting media and any necessary network devices.
b. A simple network like the one you designed can use a hub or switch as a central connecting device, or the PCs may be directly connected. Which kind of cable is required for a direct Ethernet connection between the two PCs?
>> We use Crossover Cable
STEP 2 : Document the PCs
a. Check the computer name settings for each PC and make adjustments as necessary. For each PC, select Start and Control Panel. Double-click the System icon, then click the Computer Name tab.Write down the computer name that is displayed following Full computer name:
>> PC1 Name : Computer 1
>> PC 2 Name : Computer 2
b. Why is it important that each PC on a network have a unique name?
>> Because its making easier for users to connect to shared resources and that help to identify other device and its locations
STEP 3 : Connect the Ethernet cable
a. Use the Ethernet crossover cable provided by the instructor. Plug one end of the cable into the Ethernet NIC of PC1.
b. Plug the other end of the cable into the Ethernet NIC of PC2. As you insert the cable, you should hear a click which indicates that the cable connector is properly inserted into the port.
STEP 4 : Verify physical connectivity
STEP 5 : Configure IP settings
Make a note of whether the firewall settings are ENABLED (ON) for the Ethernet port or DISABLED (OFF) for the Ethernet port.
>> We make a note of whether the firewall settings are DISABLED (OFF) for the Ethernet port.
STEP 7 : Verify connectivity using My Network Places
a. Do you see an icon for the other PC in your peer-to-peer network?
>> Yes, I see an icon for the other PC in your peer-to-peer network.
b. What is the name of the other PC?
>> The name is computer 2
c. Is it the same name you recorded in Step 2?
>> Yes, It the same name you recorded in Step 2.
d. Perform Step 7a on the second PC.
e. Close any open windows.