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November 15, 2012 at 18:16:10
Specs: Windows XP

I have telecom equipments having LMP (Local maintenance port) with IP address on every equipment.

We have connected LMP port from individual equipments to separate desktop machines, (desktop machine IP is kept in the same subnet as LMP IP). With this arrangement we can open application from desktop machines that talks with LMP port (application uses SSH)..

Problem we are facing with this arrangement is:
1 We have to lay lengthy LAN cables from individual LMP ports to desktop machines.
2. If we need connect LMP port to different desktop (these equipments are shared) machine, we need to re-route the cables.

I am looking for a solution that will:
1. connect LMP ports from individual equipments to a single server/switch, which will enable me to connect to any equipment from any desktop machine.

Is there a solution?
I am looking around for solution but not getting any. All LMP ports has same IP address, so how do we separate them in a single switch so that I can connect to any of them individually from desktop application? Not able to get clear picture if any CISCO switch can be used with VLAN and tunneling to solve the purpose.

pls help

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November 16, 2012 at 14:00:17

What are the make & model of your 'telecom equipment' & why do all of them have the same IP? That seems to be your problem.

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November 17, 2012 at 18:30:53

These are LTE equipments..the ports I am referring to (LMP) are used for maintenance on site hence they have same IP address... They are not supposed to be on network... But as part of testing, we need to get connected to all of them from remote locations.

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November 18, 2012 at 06:58:18


See if that tells you what you want, to know.

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November 29, 2012 at 07:46:17

In order to do what you want, they really all need unique IP addresses.

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November 30, 2012 at 09:02:06

You might find a suitable hardware solution in the form of an AP/Bridge device, or a router that can be configured in that way. In AP mode, the device is a wireless attachment for a hard wire hub, where the hub will perform DHCP and NAT (assigning adresses and routing and such). In "bridge" mode, it does the reverse, and becomes essentially a wireless client attachment for the WAN side of the router (or any computer you attach it to via earthnet port), that will attach itself to your wireless ap. DD-WRT is a great open source os for most routers that can do this, and it's free for most routers, too. You'll need 2 devices to replace that networking cable, a bridge, and an ap, if you already have a wireless network, that will do for your ap side, you just need a bridge. They used to sell bridges for game consoles that only had earthnet connections.

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November 30, 2012 at 09:13:13

Seems to me all that is needed is a single switch with enough ports to connect all the LMP ports to it and what ever other network equipment like a pc to monitor/configure the equipment.

This will REQUIRE you to put different ip addresses on each interface. There is no getting around this except for the way you have been doing it.

This is not complicated. You would change the ip address and then disconnect the existing equipment and then connect the lmp port to the switch. You would use ips all in the same subnet like for example. The monitoring /testing pc would also have one of these ips.

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November 30, 2012 at 15:01:58

This is not possible since these are hardcoded IP addresses which cannot be changed.

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November 30, 2012 at 15:14:25

Then you can not change the configuration from what exists now.

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