Setting up a sub-network....? HELP!?!
Posted on 2003-03-10
I have what is probably a pretty basic networking question but I'm a novice in that department, so here goes.
I have a Nexland ISB Pro800 Turbo connected to a broadband connection. Connected to the Nexland Router is two Desktop machines, an wireless access point, and three laptops (give or take) connecting through the access point.
The Nexland Router is set up as a DHCP server and has a static IP from the ISP.
I want to set up sub-network within this current network by adding a Netgear router and two computers (hooked to the netgear). The Netgear router would be set up as a DHCP server, or am I able to do this.
To top it off, I want to add a second broadband connection to the Nexland router which would be a DHCP connection. The two networks MUST not be able to see each other but be able to share the two broadband connections.
The reason I'm doing this is because we wish to create some internet redundancy (the ISPs are different companies with unique backbones) as well as increase performance.
I'm not sure about how to go through the setup. Are there any good websites or books that you could suggest to give me more information on this subject. I've read the manual for the Nexland router front-to-back quite a few times but still haven't gotten the whole idea. Any help would be greatly appreciated!