Claude M. Schrader wrote:
> I would give the WAP a static IP in the same subnet as the cable
> modem/router, and disable the DHCP server on the wap, and plug everything
> in. Let the cable device manage IPs.
> You do not want to
plug everything in as is. Having 2 DHCP servers on a
> network may cause problems, and even if it doesn't, it overcomplicates things
> and will make troubleshooting future problems more difficult in the
The existing static IP's can't be inside the range of assigned IP's.
I agree with using one DHCP. If you want to have static IP's for your
print server use a DHCP server that supports 'static IP's'
For instance the Linksys WRT-54G, with OpenWRT or DD-WRT firmware will
If your using web and mail servers inside your office, you might want
a multi-zone firewall and UTM in place of the commodity cable device
security. The cable device wasn't really designed for security for
hosting local servers.
Also putting outside hosted servers ( email + web ) on the same
DNS and file server is very bad security practice.
You generally put your outside servers in a DMZ (orange) zone so if they
they still don't have access to your file servers on your LAN.
I use the free opensource Endian Firewallhttp://www.endian.com/en/community/overview/
This does DNS, DHCP, Transparent Proxy of( DNS, SMTP, Web, FTP ),
virus filtering, Spam checking, QoS ( for VOIP ) , OpenVPN and more.
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> On 11:57 Mon 21 Dec , Ed Ackerman wrote:
>> It's something that is right at the edge of what passes for my brain, but
>> I need a nudge to accomplish this.
>> There is a cable device (xxx.xxx.xxx.126), can/serves DHCP (192.168.10.50-99),
>> a WAP (xxx.xxx.xxx.125) that can/serves DHCP (18.104.22.168-150),
>> a printserver (xxx.xxx.xxx.124) that everyone needs to use,
>> a Linux server (xxx.xxx.xxx.122), runs mail, web, dns, and Samba.
>> What I want is for everything to work together. There are 5 static IPs
>> available, and 10 devices. Cable, WAP, and server all need static IP's.
>> The printserver is a maybe. There are other devices, laptops, desktops
nothing that requires a static IP.
>> Now to the question can I just plug everything into the existing switch
>> and plug the switch into the cable device and will it all work or what am
>> I missing?
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