Splitting home network to allow two domains

January 29, 2010 at 08:48:34
Specs: Windows 7, Server 2008
Moring/Afternoon All

My brother ad I are IT Consultants. Currently my brother has a home domain setup, and I want to setup a secondary domain with DHCP that will not mess up my brother's network. Is this possible?

We have Verizon Fios.

So from the fios router do we need seperate switches? or does anyone know a good switch that we can use to split the network.

I assume in order to do this without causing any issues is by creating a seperate subnet.

he will be on and i would be on 255.255.255 will this work?


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January 29, 2010 at 09:51:33
You can have another domain in the existing forest or a new forest/domain with no changes in subnetting. You should know that you can't do subnet routing with switches.

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January 29, 2010 at 10:12:07
What wanderer said!

If you wish to separate by subnet here's what you could do. Use two separate routers. Have one setup for your brother and the other for yourself.

Click on my name above in my reply and read my "how-to" guide on "adding a second router". Use the scenario where Router 1 plugs into the WAN port of router 2 and provide each with separate subnets. Once you have the routing configured on Router 2 anything plugged in to it will be separate from anything plugged in to router 1, and both will have internet connectivity.

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