Network Settings in Windows

Network Settings in Windows

Select the right network setting inside Windows for Smode Net setups

Set up computer Names

It may be useful to rename all computer Names, to represent there role in the topology, for Example Main, Spare, Node1 ...
To change a computer's name go to the About your PC in the windows setting and click rename this PC

Set up IP addresses

every SMODE server needs to be set to a IP address within the same network.for example or, where xxx is any value from 1 to 254.
To set static IP address:
  1. Open the Windows Network and Internet Setting.
  2. Click on change adapter options.
  3. Right-click the adapter (for the Smode Net) and select properties.
  4. Uncheck the TCP/IPv6. This disables IPv6.
  5. Select the TCP/IPv4 and Open Properties .
  6. Chose Use the following IP Address, set a IP to something appropriate, like or, and set the Subnet Mask to
  7. you can leave the gateway and DNS server fields blank.
  8. Repeat this on all your server with different IP address

Set up sharing

  1. Open the Windows Network and Internet Setting.
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center .
  3. Click Change Advanced Sharing Settings
  4. Change the setting like bellow

Share the Medias directories

  1. Open the File Sharing window by right-clicking the specific Medias directories folder and selecting Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing.
  2. Check Share this folder and set a share name
  3. Inside Permissions Set Level of the users Smode, Everyone and Guest to Read/Write .
  4. Your file are now accessible on the network (you can enter \\computerName or \\computerIP in windows Explorer)
if you share a drive you also need to set the Permissions under Security

Verify Network connections

The Windows Command Prompt can be used to check the connections of the machines. To check the connections:
  1. Open the Windows Command Prompt or PowerSheel by right clicking on the windows icon
  2. Use one of the server, to verify that all of the machines are responding by entering the command bellow:
    ping IPAddress
    for example
  3. If the server are responding correctly, the line Reply from 'IP address: bytes=32 etc will appear. If there is an error, it will prompt Request timed out .

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