Episode #22

#22: How to properly configure your Network Settings

Video Transcription:

Hi, this is Bernie again. I'm in beautiful San Diego with our latest episode of our freedom cast. This one is about network configuration. What you see here is the host name, “Aster” and there’s a link called “Network Configuration”. You can show and hide the IP addresses at the top utilizing the “Hide” and “Network Configuration” buttons. So, if you click on network configuration you can see the four physical network interfaces that you have in the back of your Antsle. You can connect up to four ethernet cables there — a 1 gig or 10 gig depending on the model of Antsle that you have. You can use that ethernet cable to connect to different networks. Maybe you have a DMZ, a Demilitarized Zone, that you want to connect to with a separate NIC or whatever your needs might be. In many cases, you will just use one. In this case, you can’t disable the br0. You need at least one because otherwise you're not connected.

So, what you can do is edit the settings in the interface for the bro configuration and it could be either a static IP address or it could be DHCP. With DHCP, everything will be automatically assigned by your DHCP server, which might be running on your router. In our case, it's static. If it's static, you have to provide the IP address and the Netmask. If you choose a DHCP, you don't have to provide anything. You can then save the configuration. In this case, I'll just keep it on static, otherwise I will lose my connection. You can also see the network defaults. The network defaults are central for all of those NICs. So, you need your gateway IP which you insert into that field that asks for it. Then, you specifiy which one of the four physical NICs the default gateway is going to be accessible through. You can also list your name servers here. 

So that's basically your network settings and how you can specify them. With each antlet, you can create virtual NICs and do virtual networking in each of your antlets. I can show you that here. So I click on an antlet, and you go to “Virtual Network” and there you can create virtual NICS and you can create vLANS and all these type of things. So, you're really flexible on your networking. If you liked that video, don't forget to like it with the buttons! Share it with all your friends on social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Happy networking, happy Antsle-ing and talk to you soon!

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