I purchased a D-Link 704p router to replace a software router (router-on-disk, based on a linux kernel). When I plugged and configured the new router, I realized that it didn't work the same way that the software router. First, I received an IP number dynamically (dhcp) from my ISP, took it into a NIC, and got 2 internet connections for my workstations:
_______________192.168.0.1 -> switch1 -> LTSP server1 & clients
188.8.131.52 -> router
_______________192.168.1.1 -> switch2 -> LTSP server2 & clients
This way I had 2 separated networks (logically and physically), and that is what I need.
Things were doing fine, but I thought I could have a faster internet speed on client machines. When i received more budget, i bought a D-LInk 704p hardware router, installed it, and it didn't work like my software router, because this stupid machine assigns the same internal IP address to its 4 lan ports. What can i do?
At this time, all machines are running on the same net (router is set to 192.168.0.1), so I cannot set up a second LTSP server with thin clients, and had to move to Win98 machines. Other way, clients of my second server couldn't find it, and switched to the first one. If you don't know, LTSP works with network boot via tftp, using dhcp to detect and choose clients from their MACs. It's an excellent choice for slow, pentium class machines.
a) How can i configure D-Link to have separated IP addresses on each LAN ports?
b) Is there any hardware router than can do so?
c) Is there any other solution to separate into 2 LTSP networks, and improve performance?
I've been surfing D-Link's web site, but there's no reference to this problem, it seems to be "natural" to share the same internal IP address for the 4 LAN ports.
Sorry about the grammar, thanks folks