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Identify and fix your Internet and wireless network problems with the instructions in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Computer network
Know the ranges
Learn the three IP ranges: 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255, 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255, and 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255.
Identify network size
Decide how large and complex your network is. A large network is more than 200 computers, and is likely to grow and branch off into multiple networks. A small network is fewer than 200 computers.
Choose the small range
Choose the 192.168 range for small networks. This option will give you 256 IP Addresses.
Use 10 for the large range
Use the 10.0.0.0 range for large networks.
Avoid common ranges
Avoid using common ranges such as 10.0.0.0 to 10.0.0.255, 192.168.000 to 192.168.0.255, and 192.168.1.0 to 192.168.1.255. A common range makes it easier for a hacker to break into the network.