Correct MS Server Network Setup?
Posted on 2004-11-16
I have 5 floors of a building. Most of the computers are on the 2nd floor. They all come to a patch bay on the 2nd floor. The 5th floor has it's own patch bay that sends of it's ports down to 2 ports on the 2nd floor patch bay. 3rd and 4th floors all come to a patch bay on the 3rd floor which sends 2 ports down to the 2nd floor patch bay. Same deal with the 1st floor and the basement.
The 2nd floor patch bay is where the server and major network gear is.
Here's how i have it set up now:
(1) Sonic Wall FireWall.
(1) DSL modem, pluged into the WAN port on the Sonic Wall
(2) 8 port switches. Port 1 of each plugged into ports 1 and 2 of the Sonic Wall's LAN port with a cross over patch cord.
(1) 24 port switch with auto MDI/MDI-X. Port 1 of this plugged into port 3 of the Sonic Wall's LAN with a regular patch cord.
All remaining ports of switches plugged into the patch bay which either go to individual computers on the 2nd floor/printers or go to one of the ports the end up on other floors.
The ports the end up on other floors are then plugged into their own 8 port switches, which then plug into that floors patch bay ports which go to individual computers/printers.
I have a windows small business server plugged directly into port 2 of the 24 port switch.
I plan to have the entire second floor part of the domain, and a few other computers on other floors. the rest of the computers will NOT be part of the domain, but should have internet access via the Sonic Wall.
Is everything set up correctly for this?