simple networking question, switches

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by canadian_divx, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok simple layout at the moment
    2 desktops.
    2 servers
    1 linksys GB switch.
    all computers have static ip address

    if i put my DSL modem on my switch. would i just fill in the gateway on my pc to the modems ip to access the net?
  2. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Incorrect, you will need a router to distribute the DNS throughout the network

  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    bummer. hmmmmmm
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    If we're just being cheap (won't pay for a router) then run the DSL modem into one of the servers that has 2 NIC ports and use connection sharing.

    I know, not a Canadian mail order house but an example of what is available for cheap. NOTE - that is not Linksys, it is a copy cat name brand, but works fine for it's users.

    Not 1gbps? Who cares, the cable/dsl limits the rate of data transfer to 10 mbps anyway. Your LAN will still be GB PC to PC.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2007
  5. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    right now its set up with the modem going in to my pc on nic 2 and the network in nic 1. i just wanted a way to put it in the basement but yea the servers don't have a second nic in them. i may be able to add one tho.

    and the main reason is that i now have the gigabit switch. and i don't want to buy a gigabit router LOL my original modem that had the ability to do dhcp and a dns table. it died so this is a temp solution.
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    You can do two things.

    If your ISP allows multiple PPPoE connections then just setup each computer for PPPoE, this will allow you to place the DSL modem on the switch. ALso, some DSL modems have a router capability or at least are able to handle the PPPoE authentication and issue private IPs.

    Second you could buy a router, plug the modem into the Internet port and plug one of the LAN ports into the gigabit switch. The LAN will use gigabit and the internet will use go to the router at 100mbit. I doubt your internet connection will ever hit 100 anyways.