We'll soon be moving into a new office building and with that gaining access to a DSL hookup with a static IP. I'm a novice when it comes to networking. I need to know if I'm missing something here or not. We have an, AS/400 (iSeries) server, a managed switch (Dell Powerconnect 3348 new), 15 PCs, and a DSL modem. Do I need a router with this type of switch? If not, where do I plug in the DSL modem to, in odrer to let all 15 PC's have access to the internet and not let the AS/400 have access but still be available to the PC's
Our network structure to start off was planned to look like this:
15 PC's ------- Patch Panel ------ Switch ------ DSL Modem ------ Internet
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In one month I'll be introducing a Windows SBS 2003 Server so I imagined the structure of the network would become:
15 PC's ----- Patch Panel ----- Switch ----- Windows Server ------ DSL Modem ----- Internet
Software Firewall Included
Can you guys help me out?