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2004-09-12, 13:04

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-09-12, 13:49
On Sun, 2004-09-12 at 16:04, PhlLeig (AT) aol (DOT) com wrote:

> Can anyone enlighten me as to how I can configure a wired squeezebox
> connected directly to a laptop?
> What I have is a laptop with slim server and a crossover lan cable
> connecting to the squeezebox under Win XP. How do I configure the
> TCP/IP "gateway" settings on both the laptop and the squeezebox when I
> haven't got a gateway?

You shouldn't need a gateway setting. The gateway is the address where
all non-locally-addressed packets are sent for further disposition. The
netmask determines what's local.

Example: you have an IP address of and a netmask of In this case, every host that begins with 192.168.1 is

As long as both your laptop and Squeezebox share the first 3 numbers of
an IP, you should be able to talk.
Roy M. Silvernail is roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com, and you're not
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