Portal   Forum   Members   Market   Gallery   Events

networking question

Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by Jakeman, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2000
    Messages:
    25,756
    Likes Received:
    27
    Market Rating:
    16
    Here is what I am thinking:

    DSL1--modem1--router1--COMPUTERS--router2--modem2--DSL2

    The internal network will be served by 2 internet connections where some clients connect to DSL1 and some connect to DSL2. At the same time, all clients would share the same internal network and have access to local shares despite the different internet connections.

    My thinking is that I can just have both routers as nodes on the internal ethernet network, each with different internal IPs. Then I can assign different clients to different internet connections by entering the appropriate router IP for the gateway on each client. I think I would have to do manual IP assignments on each client since there is no way to control which DHCP server is used in the presence of multiple DHCP servers.

    I have never setup a network in this configuration, so I am looking for confirmation.
     
  2. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,813
    Likes Received:
    25
    Market Rating:
    0
    that's how I would do it, but I have never been faced with that problem either. I don't see why it wouldn't work, it sounds logical. You would have to come back when they add new computers because it's not a common configuration.
     
  3. harleyb

    harleyb Peasant

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2002
    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    9
    Market Rating:
    0
    I've actually worked with a router designed exactly for this purpose... was a client's though, and she just needed the firmware restored so I didn't have the time to play around with it. Can't remember the manufacturer, but it was a regular four-port (I think) router, just with two WAN ports.
     
  4. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2000
    Messages:
    25,756
    Likes Received:
    27
    Market Rating:
    16
    Done. Now I have 6Mb dsl and 1.5Mb dsl.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2000
    Messages:
    25,756
    Likes Received:
    27
    Market Rating:
    16
    Oh ps, my bad luck held true again. The first modem / router they sent me was bad. They have a very low failure rate. My service was delayed a week for the replacement.

    Everything I order online is DOA and has to go through at least 1 RMA.
     

Hitometer: 53,585,945 since 1995