|If the other switches (10.186.0.21 to 10.186.0.25 and 10.186.0.29 to 10.186.0.39) are in different physical locations, they can't be "connected physically to my pc . "|
If the switches in question were indeed connected physically to your PC, you wouldn't be having any problems accessing them.
I do a lot of switch configuration at my desk. When I'm configuring a new switch, pre-deployment, I'm connected to it physically in two ways:
1) Network connection via a patch cable
2) Console cable
I know you don't have 12 COM ports to support 12 separate console connections to the switches you mentioned ((10.186.0.21 to 10.186.0.25 and 10.186.0.29 to 10.186.0.39) so are you telling me you have 12 network interfaces on your PC, each with it's own connection to a different switch? This isn't possible considering the 100 m limit for Cat5/5e/6 cabling. If you have physical locations, then they're beyond the reach of a segment of cabling.
I suspect that since these are remote, geographical locations, you do not have actual "physical" connections to the switches. Before I can hope to help you I need to know:
- how are your remote sites connected to your main site?
- are your switches managed switches?
- are you using VLAN tagging?
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