?
Solved

Network setup

Posted on 2009-04-01
3
Medium Priority
?
232 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Here is my setup, I am a cable modem, single cable output to a d-link WBR-2310 wireless router with 4 output ports. One of the ports runs a storage and printer server which has a printer and usb hard drive attached. All of this was working just fine, but I ran out of ports on the wireless router. So I purchased a Linksys gigabit 5-port workgroup switch. It has 5 ports but nothing telling me what to plug in from the cable modem, like my wireless router does. so I choose the 1st port for my cable modem and then plug the wireless router, computers, etc.. into the rest of the ports. Now only the wireless works. So I changed it around and modem to wireless router, used one of the wireless ports to the gigabit switch and then added two computers to the switch and kept everything else like it  originally was. So now I have internet access to all computer including wireless, but now the print/storage server does not work. It had to be setup with IP addresses in the past so I figured that changed. So it has a program with it to discover the IP address of the printer. I run that like I have in the past and it does not see the printer! Now I am stuck. So what is the best way to set this all up?
0
Comment
Question by:dkros
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Hypercat (Deb)
ID: 24041372
Where is your server physically connected to the network?  Here's how it has to be done to work properly:
Cable Modem ---> router --->Linksys switch ---> all other computers, including your server need to be plugged into the switch.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dkros
ID: 24041408
So connect my cable modem to the wireless router, then take a output port on the wireless router to the switch and then plug everything else into the switch?

Does it matter on the switch what port I use to plug the router in?
Thanks!
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Hypercat (Deb) earned 2000 total points
ID: 24041565
Yes, you got it!  It doesn't matter which ports on the switch you use - all ports on the switch are created equal ;-)
0

Featured Post

Introducing Priority Question

Increase expert visibility of your issues by participating in Priority Question, our latest feature for Premium and Team Account holders. Adjust the priority of your question to get emergent issues in front of subject-matter experts for help when you need it most.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the hope of saving someone else's sanity... About a year ago we bought a Cisco 1921 router with two ADSL/VDSL EHWIC cards to load balance local network traffic over the two broadband lines we have, but we couldn't get the routing to work consi…
This month, Experts Exchange’s free Course of the Month is focused on CompTIA IT Fundamentals.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Suggested Courses

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question