|I work as an ICT technician at an independant school. Just recently, the Bursar to the school has asked me to connect his office to the school network which seemed simple enough.|
However, he already has a private server (which we will call "bursary") serving his office with 3 PCs (all Win XP Professional SP3) and a few laptops running various other operating systems. The bursary server provides the entire office with a private DSL connection, as well as a file storage service.
The school server, which we call "data", does the exact same thing, except for the entire school.
He wishes to remain connected bursary, while simultaneously have an on demand connection to data.
So far I have tried having a wireless connection to data, while having a wired connection to the bursary, however this just results in a conflict, so I assume it would be just the same if I installed a 2nd NIC on one of the bursary client computers.
After trying this, we contracted a so called specialist, who gave us a switch and quickly wired it up, but when it didn't work, he 'had to leave' for another appointment/call. So no help there then.
However, was he right in saying that we need a switch, that just needs configuring in some way or another? Something to have data/bursary/private dsl go into, then have each machine connect to this device and be provided with all the data is requests from either server.
I realise I havn't said much about the problem, so if you need any additional information just let me know and I'll do my best.
I hope someone can help because it's got both me and the ICT teacher at the school stumped.