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Old 10-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
coreydwilson
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Establishing a network using a switch


hello all,

I'm trying to figure out how to establish a wired network using a network switch. I have to do an assignment for my class and can't figure out how to establish the network so others can view my file.

Thanks!
 
Old 10-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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You assign each machine a unique IP address on the same subnet, then plug them into the switch so they can communicate. No gateway (router) is needed for a network to function.

If you want to connect your subnet to other networks to create an internet, then you need to assign the routing function to one of the machines. That machine then becomes the gateway for the other machines on the subnet. Optional extras, like DHCP address assignment and local DNS for name association can also be provided on the network, but are not requirements.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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More detail

I'm far from being considered a regular or anything on here, but even in my short time, my efforts to help have been hampered by questions like this. We won't be able to help more than what macnemoneta provided if you don't give us detial about the number of machines, distro, et ceatera.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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@thezerodragon The problem for many folks is that they don't understand enough to provide relevant detail. The only thing you can do is to try to help with general comprehension until they get their bearings enough to ask what they really need to know.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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@macnemoneta

Agreed.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #6
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Here's a nice tutorial on subnetting.

Don't be confused by the HTML 3.0 look. It's solid content presented in an understandable manner.
 
  


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