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    Network 11 PC…Cyber Cafe

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    by cyberghost_1 ·

    I need to know the steps to Network 10 PC to the Primary PC for a project I am working on. Onboard Ethernet Adapter, Celeron 2.0, 256 MB RAM, ADSL Modem, with 3 NetGear 4 port Routers. All running WinXP Pro. I built all 10 the same, except for the Primary PC, which I put in a Intel Celeron 2.7GHz and 512MB RAM. Any and comments will help, I am learning and this is my FIRST project. I have until Tuesday to finish this. One other thing, I recommended a 10Port Netgear Router, but they wanted 3 4Port. The Pc’s are in 2 groups, and the distance is the problem, they don’t want wireless either, and the Cat Wiring job had already been done, they don’t want to waste the wire to re-do it. So I have to use the 3 Routers…..ASAP !!!!!!!!

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    • #3311193

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      by maxwell edison ·

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      Well, with that limited arrangement, and with your limited information, a hardware configuration could look something like this:

      4 PCs connected to Router number 1.

      4 PCs connected to Router number 2.

      Routers number 1 and 2 connected to Router number 3 via their WAN port.

      2 PCs connected to Router number 3.

      Primary PC connected to Router number 3.

      Router number 3 connected to cable/dsl modem via its WAN port.

      CAT5 cable maximum distance is 100 meters (380 feet), so the PCs would have to be “grouped” accordingly.

      There ya’ go.

      (I hope we get an A.)

      • #3311192

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        by maxwell edison ·

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        By the way, you can only have one of those three routers acting as the DHCP device, so you’ll have to disable DHCP on the other two. I would disable DHCP on routers 1 and 2, and let router number 3 assign the IP addresses. If you’re not failiiar with this, it could get a little complicated, but here is a link that will be helpful:

        http://www.shadow400.com/shadowgameworld/servers/linksys.htm#DHCP

      • #3311176

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        by maxwell edison ·

        In reply to Reply To: Network 11 PC…Cyber Cafe

        CORRECTION:

        I know, the ports don’t add up.

        4 PCs connected to Router number 1.

        4 PCs connected to Router number 2.

        Routers number 1 and 2 connected to Router number 3 via their WAN port.

        2 PCs connected to Router number 3.

        Primary PC connected to Router number 3 WAN port.

        Primary PC connected to cable/dsl modem via its second NIC port.

        But I must say, that would present quite the configuration challenge.

      • #3312201

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        by maxwell edison ·

        In reply to Reply To: Network 11 PC…Cyber Cafe

        Of course, the really correct answer is:

        Sell two of the routers on ebay, buy a single 12 port switch and a 12-pack with the money, and make the job easier on yourself using a single router and the switch.

      • #3315915

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        by cyberghost_1 ·

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    • #3312217

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      by oz_media ·

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      In addition to the above

      Don’t forget you will need the latest Netgear multi-bridge drivers to have your routers talk to each other.It would be easier with a 10 port router and just using the Multi-bridge adapter from Netgear than reprogramming the routers though.

    • #3293766

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      by cyberghost_1 ·

      In reply to Network 11 PC…Cyber Cafe

      Thanks ALOT !! Here’s the problem now, the ADSL Modem has an integrated router. I followed the installation instructions from the Netgear CD, connecting the Cable from the modem to the WAN on the router, then connecting the primary PC to the router (netgear) aswell. With this set up I can’t get online. I configured the connection on the PC to, Connect to the internet through a router. It is a pickle to get the router to talk to each other, so how is this:

      Connect 8 PC’s to a 8-port switch,

      Connect the other 2 PC’s to 2 of the 4 ports on the Modem/Router

      Connecting the Primary PC to the Modem’s primary WAN Port (as indicated by the modems instructions, it uses a yellow CAT-5 cable, and is labeled on the modem to connect it to the PC.

      This said, using the switches I can share the Printer with all the PC….right? Since I won’t be using routers…..Is this approach better than the 3 routers? should I leave it like this…with the switch i mean?

    • #3316061

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      by cg it ·

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      maxwell makes the most sense. sell 2 routers on ebay buy a 12 port switch a six pack and forgetaboutit.

      Most make the mistake that consumer level routers are like commercial level segment routers [such as Cisco or 3Com]. They aren’t. If you want to VLAN your Cyber Cafe then invest in a managed switch [with the $$ you make selling 2 of the 3 routers, minus the six pack of course].

    • #3315913

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      by cyberghost_1 ·

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