Small Office Network

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Dennis, May 11, 2004.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis Guest

    Greetings, we have had to completely change our network around as it
    has doubled in size over the last month. We are dealing with about
    30-50 users for the entire building. I will follow one thread of the
    network, the one that is giving us problems:

    DSL-Type Modem (PPPoE)
    8 port Router #1 (Linksys)
    24 port Hub (SMC?)
    8 port Router #2 (Linksys)
    5 port Hub (Linksys)

    ....that is what we have ended up with... the problem occurs at the 2nd
    Linksys router, everything below it cannot contact the internet.
    Plugging into the 24 port hub allows net access. This 2nd router is
    basically just being used as a hub, or that is that plan. I would
    appreciate any basic newbie advice on getting this setup to work,
    specifically on getting the two routers to live in harmony.

    Thank you in advance!

    Dennis, May 11, 2004
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  2. Dennis

    daytripper Guest

    Try this: connect the 24 port hub to one of the LAN ports on Router#2 instead
    of using its WAN port. Then disable DHCP on the same router (let Router #1 do
    that for you - assuming you're even using DHCP, of course).

    In this manner, you *will* be using Router #2 as a switch instead of a router.

    daytripper, May 11, 2004
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