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By alex555 ·
I have a network of 16 computer through a switch. I need to put 3 of these computers on a virtual network so the other 13 pc's will not have access to them. I also need to provide static IP's but enable DHCP for visitors. What should I do and what equipment do I need for this setup? Would a router work? (I need all pc's to have access to the server)
Thank you for your input.

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Are you in a class?

by LordInfidel In reply to virtual network

And we are doing your homework for you?

If so, a little advice.

If your taking this class because either you thought it was easy or you really don't want to be there then just say so.

If this is what you really want to be, a netwk engineer, then asking us how to do it is not the answer. The only way you are going to learn is if you just do it and fail. Then learn from your mistakes.

Your in an enviroment where you are allowed to fail, as long as you fail on your own. Once your out in the real world, this is stuff that you need to be able to do in your sleep without even thinking about it.

The whole point is this. Take the initiative and learn how to do it. Don't ask people how to do it. Because without learning the basics of how to set it up, then all of our advice is going to be lost on you.

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Thanks

by alex555 In reply to Are you in a class?

I just thought I'd get a little input to reenforce my thoughts and to make sure I'm right because I'm doing a project on my own and I will not know if it's right or wrong. So I just asked about the weak points I had just to clarify.
But thanks anyways.

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When you say project

by LordInfidel In reply to Thanks

Is it for school or a actual paying gig?

Why don't you first post on how you propose to do it. Instead of asking how to do it.

Then we can give you advice.

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purpose

by alex555 In reply to When you say project

This is for school. The thing is I have planned out the whole thing but I am asking about the weak points I have just for reinforcement. I don't think there's anything wrong for someone to ask questions, knowing that questions are what clarify things. So I was just trying to get help to make sure I was on the right track and also obtain a good grade. I hope that doesn't offend you or your knowledge.
Thank you

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purpose

by alex555 In reply to When you say project

This is for school. The thing is I have planned out the whole thing but I am asking about the weak points I have just for reinforcement. I don't think there's anything wrong for someone to ask questions, knowing that questions are what clarify things. So I was just trying to get help to make sure I was on the right track and also obtain a good grade. I hope that doesn't offend you or your knowledge.
Thank you

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It's not that I'm offended

by LordInfidel In reply to purpose

or unwilling to help.

You have to take the first steps yourself in figuring it out. If you post your design and plan, we can critique it and give you pointers.

Even though I can build this in an less then an hour. Me telling you how to do it does you no good.

Something people don't realize when they start out in IT. There are 2 groups of people, those who succeed and those who don't. The major difference between the 2 groups is the ability to teach yourself.

I know it sounds like an oxymoron, teach yourself.
But it is the ability to learn something without anyone else showing you how to do it.

The majority of work that is done in IT is problem solving. The ability to teach yourself is invaluable. As you will find that most sucessful people in IT have never had any formal schooling. (not true of programmers and hardware engineers though, different disciplines, they need the structure of classroom learning to learn the basics)

I for one have never stepped foot inside a academic style classroom. All of my knowledge has come from years of trial and error, reading as many books as I possibly can.

Your going to fail many times when you start out. And that is ok. You only learn when you fail. **** i've messed some systems up so bad that I am still ashamed of it. But I learned from my mistakes and I won't make them again.

You need to do the same and at least give yourself the oppurtinity to fail.

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