|If that is how you feel...BITE ME!|
What I am trying to do is upgrade an outdated network to newer, faster equipment. The current network has been bandaided for years...and continues to fail and fail and fail. Each time it fails, someone else puts a bandaid on it.
What I want is serious advice on setting up the net with the 'same' parts that exist already, just newer and faster ones.
The object is to upgrade the net, and allow for future expansion.
I am using a VPN, because there is a VPN there already. Currently the VPN is connected to a WirelessB router which is connected to the Cable Modem. PCs are connected to a switch which connects to the VPN. The POS systems connect directly to the VPN. Also, there is a WirelessG router that is connected to the WirelessB router. A switch is connected to the WirelessG router. An access point is connected to the WirelessG's switch...
COMPLICATED and SCREWY. I just want to get new, fast parts and upgrade the entire network.
I do NOT know why things are connected the way they are...so don't ask me WHY.
The new VPN Box (Netgear FVS318) will DHCP for the entire network. The two switches will be connected to the VPN and everything else will hang off the switches. Any extra devices can be directly connected to the available ports on the VPN.
And contrary to popular belief, I am NOT guessing. Yes, I have done business networking in the past, but have not been invovled with setting up VPNs...