Connecting 30 pc's to a T1 line, and 1 wrkgrp

February 7, 2011 at 22:08:10
Specs: Win 7, Win XP Pro
I have a building with 30+ pc's, printers and cameras. I do not have a "server" setup, however I want them to be connected to the T1 line comming into the building for internet as well as file sharing, etc.

Currently, I have the T1 line connecting to as Linksys E3000 wireless router. From there I have a cable connected to the wireless router (it has 4 ports also) and then going to a Netgear FS524 (24 Port 10/100 MBPS Fast Ethernet Switch) via port number 24. I then have another CAT5 cable connected to a port on this switch, extending to a D-Link DES-1024D (another 24 Port, 10/100 switch)

I then have the 30+ CAT5 cable coming into all three of said devices... No then, I get Internet connection on all units, the problem is that I cannot see all of the devices. Someone mentioned something to me about "Smnp"??, and also ask if my switches were "managed", sorry for the ignorance, but I don't know what any of that is...

I could sure use some experience out there folks...

Thanks in advance!

ML


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#1
February 8, 2011 at 07:07:50
Are the computers on the same workgroup?

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February 8, 2011 at 07:49:22
Your switch is not managed and I doubt SNMP (not smnp) is going to be of any use in this situation.

You need to check that all computers in your network use the exact same workgroup name. If any of your computers are using a different workgroup name, they won't be seen from the main workgroup.

I then have another CAT5 cable connected to a port on this switch, extending to a D-Link DES-1024D (another 24 Port, 10/100 switch)

If it were me, I'd have this switch plugged into a LAN port on the SOHO Router if that's feasible. When you daisychain switches, you aggregate the bandwidth.

The way you have it setup now, your Netgear FS524 switch carries it's own bandwidth as well as the full bandwidth of the D-Link DES-1024D.

If you give the D-Link DES-1024D it's own feed from the router, then the Netgear FS524 will no long be carrying it's bandwidth.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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