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HOw to connect more than one switches in s a single network

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January 17, 2013 8:29:22 AM

hi
i have configured my network like below:

I have three lan ports in my server the IP is:

(1) IP: 10.10.10.2 SUBNET: 255.255.255.224
(2) IP: 10.10.10.34 SUBNET: 255.255.255.224
(3) IP: 10.10.10.69 SUBNET: 255.255.255.224


I have given IP as mentioned below to 1 to 30 pc connected in First Switch.

IP Starts From : 10.10.10.5 To IP : 10.10.10.30
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.224
Gateway: 10.10.10.2

For 31 to 50 Pc in Second Switch

IP Starts From : 10.10.10.40 To IP : 10.10.10.65
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.224
Gateway: 10.10.10.34

IP Starts From : 10.10.10.74 To IP : 10.10.10.85
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.224
Gateway: 10.10.10.69

Pc are connected internally in separate switch. but can not connect all three switches & with server.

Only Gateway 10.10.10.69 is connected with server.



January 17, 2013 10:57:30 AM

You need a real router to solve this.

This is commonly done with a layer3 switch, if you had one of your switches it would work.

The cheapest option is to buy a router that support DD-WRT and supports putting the lan ports on different vlans...be careful not all hardware can put the ports on different vlans so read the supported lists carefully.



January 18, 2013 4:03:54 AM

hi,, thanks for reply.

But previously it was working well with up linking from one switch to another & all pcs &server are connected with each other.

but after unplugging all network cable from switches , now i forget how to reconnect all in which sequence in switches.
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January 23, 2013 3:59:33 AM

bill001g said:
You need a real router to solve this.

This is commonly done with a layer3 switch, if you had one of your switches it would work.

The cheapest option is to buy a router that support DD-WRT and supports putting the lan ports on different vlans...be careful not all hardware can put the ports on different vlans so read the supported lists carefully.


hi,

can u help how to give IP & up linking five switches together in single network.

Network scenario is like this:

I have windows server 2003 OS.

I have three lan ports in server & having 70 clients.

I have two 24 port d link 10/100 mbps switches & three 16 port d-link 10/100mbps switches.

Now help me about:

(1) what is the IP should i give to three lan ports of server
(2) what is the ip range should i give to each client to connect with three separate lan ports.
(3) how to plug three server lan cable in to five switches & how to up link them.

It was workings well previously but due to maintenance we formatted server & clients & unplug all cables from switches so now we are facing this problem.
January 24, 2013 3:34:01 PM

As long as you don't need client to client traffic you could hook up a 24 port switch to each port and a 16 to the last. You would then plug you last 2 switches into one of the other three.

Network wise just use something like

10.10.1.0/24
10.10.2.0/24
10.10.3.0/24

Even though it can be done more efficiently that is a classroom thing in the real world there is no penalty for wasting addresses in the 10. block and it makes configuration easier.

Now if you would need to route between these ie 10.10.1.99 needs to get to 10.10.2.50 the server will have to provide the routing function and this is outside my expertise
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