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porky996t

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    Hi Luca,

    Yes, the admin panel comes up when I type that - I have to disconnect from the wireless ADSL router and plug the Cisco unit into the laptop to get that admin page coming up.
     

    Luca Brasi

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    ok, so can you enter the admin panel or are you locked out? if you got access there has to be some settings like network or alike.

    Edit: Maybe you can post some screenshot I don't have any experience with cisco.
    If the admin panel doesn't do the trick you should go for "cisco switch administration" in google...
     
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    Hi there,

    If your switch is managed (has a web interface), then I would suggest you change your dynamic IP address range (DHCP) on you router...you say its configured as 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.254?

    I would suggest you change that to 192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.254

    Then give your static/manual devices IP addresses from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.99

    The other option (if your router supports it) is to use address reservations.

    J.
     

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    Thanks Guys,

    I seem to be grasping it now.

    The managed switch is now a static IP of 192.168.1.253 and the wireless router is 192.168.1.254.

    I will get some sort of order to this tomorrow... the GF has just come in and wants to watch TV :rolleyes:
     

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    Well guys, all seems to be working OK.

    Just had one problem in that the cable to the HTPC in the lounge was faulty and I had to replace it.

    I'm just transferring files, and need to get the speed up. Currently getting about 103 M/Bits/sec. This is "supposed" to be a Gigabit network. I'll do some reading methinks.

    Thanks for help to date.
     

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    Sorry - came late to this but the details seem fine.
    Personally I usually config networks to the following (Class C addresses (or /24) subnet mask of 255.255.255.0):

    First 9 addresses (in your case 192.168.1.1 - 1.9 for server based stuff (usually the main server at 1.1) that leaves 9 adresses for other 'servers'
    Next 89 addresses to use for network devices - 192.168.1.10 - 1.99 - this for managed switches, printers, etc
    Next 149 addresses for client PCs - 192.168.100 1.249
    Last few Addresses 192.168.1.250 - 1.254 for Network Infrastructure (router(s) bridges etc.)

    DHCP scope set to allocate from 192.168.1.100 - 1.250 only, That means that you don't need to allocate reservations or fixed IPs to certain network devices in the longer run, as clients will always get IPs that don't clasj with other network critical things.
    Static addresses for the other stuff so they are all outside the scope of the DHCP range.

    This also has the additional benefit that if there is a problem and it's an pinned down to an IP address, I know what type of device I'm looking at as the culprit - i.e. if the Ip address is hogging the bandwidth of the broadband and it in the range of 1.100 to 1.250, I know there is a client out there causing a problem.

    In your case Id allocate the router to 192.168.1.254
    Switch to 192.168.1.10
    'Server' PC (main MP server) to 192.168.1.1

    Something to think about though is if you are going to use any VPNs you'll need a different IP range than that of the remote network, As most routers will allocate an internal IP range as 192.168.1.x I'd suggest changing to something a little different - use a 172.168.1.x range instead.
    Phew!

    That must be the longest post I've done for a while! Hope it's of some use :D
    It's also late and I've downed a bottle of wine so forgive me if the IP counts don't match!
     
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    Cheers Spud,

    Thank you for the detailed post. I was considering using different ranges for different network items to bring a bit of order to the whole setup. I seemed to have spent all day changing clients to work with the new server.

    Still not getting anything higher than 100Mbps though :(
     

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    Do you mean throughput or are you talking negotiated speed - try dropping a huge file on to another PC over the Gb network and tell me the transfer rate (if you get around 100MB/s you are doing very well :) )
     

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