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February 7, 2010 9:24:43 PM

Hello all, so I have a few questions for any networking specialists out there.

I will be moving into a house with 7 other people. All of us use quite a bit of bandwidth, and need to forward ports for various reasons and protocols.
We will be getting a direct fiber line to the house, so bandwidth isn't going to be a problem. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas as to a good setup for this.
What would be the easiest way to set things up, where each person could use their own router for forwarding ports? Is it possible to have say for instance, one NAT at the fiber router level, then divide up the rest of the house into subnets? If we did this, would it be possible to have 2 computers using the same port for protocols, given they would be on different subnets?
Or, would it just be easier to bridge a few routers together, and forward ports accordingly to each computer?

thanks, any help would be great!
February 8, 2010 1:48:36 AM

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Is it possible to have say for instance, one NAT at the fiber router level, then divide up the rest of the house into subnets? If we did this, would it be possible to have 2 computers using the same port for protocols, given they would be on different subnets?
Yes to the first question and no to the second one. Why not get a static IP address for each network? That would be easy. There's no way you can use a single Internet IP address and forward the same ports to several servers. You'd have to use different ports, e.g., 80 on a network, 81 on the next, etc. It would work, but it isn't practical.
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