Can I become a gateway?

Posted on 2003-12-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Um, I wrote the whole story of my LAN, but I just erased it! I'll try to put it in simple questions.

So, the context is ethernet, tcp/ip & windows.

- When IPs are on autopilot, who is the gateway on the LAN?

- When IPs are fixed, and there is a 'gateway' (e.g. adsl 'router'), can there be another gateway (than the router/switch)?

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what course is this for?
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Hi piou,
>>- When IPs are on autopilot, who is the gateway on the LAN?

Depends on whats being leased by the DHCP scope some lease gateways others do not

>>- When IPs are fixed, and there is a 'gateway' (e.g. adsl 'router'), can there be another gateway (than the router/switch)?
If youce se a default gateway the yes (look at your TCP/IP settings) Windows 2000 and XP can "autodiscover" default gateways on the network but this generates network traffic and lowers performance


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Chic, It's not course, it's for my >10-PC home LAN. Thanks for asking.

Pete, thanks.
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