Solved

LAN > WAN link trouble.

Posted on 2014-02-17
2
382 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-17
Good morning,

I'm currently trying to figure out how to resolve a problem.

We want to be able to replicate the Germany setup i.e. Thin Client and printer here in the UK.
We have a route on our internal Firewall (Cisco ASA 5510) which allows a connection to the Germany Terminal server (192.168.0.4) which allows us to connection OK to the Germany network.
However we need to replicate printing but the only way to get output from the printer is if we plug the printer directly into the WAN switch in the server room.

Ideally we want to plug the printer into the internal LAN and it routes through the the Germany WAN.

I thought maybe a VLAN connection may do the trick.
But I ran into a problem where it caused 'Excessive Broadcasts' on the Internal LAN switch (10.0.11.26) which caused some issues with Thin Client and phone connections on the LAN. Opps!
I tried to create a VLAN for this setup through specific ports.
I'm thinking it's because of the fibre link between the Server room/Comms room switch  and office cab switch and link between this switch and the WAN switch (10.0.11.12) caused problems.

How can I route traffic from the WAN switch onto our internal LAN upto the cab switch where the printer and thin client will be plugged in.

Below is the basic outline of the current setup:

Server/Comms Room:
WAN switch (10.0.11.12) connected to >
WAN Cisco ASA (192.168.0.1)
Internal LAN switch (10.0.11.2) 10GB fibre connection to >

Office Cab where Thin client and printer are/need to be connected:
Internal LAN switch (10.0.11.26) linked via 10GB fibre connection from server/Comms room.

Help!
0
Comment
Question by:mudfrog
  • 2
2 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
mudfrog earned 0 total points
Comment Utility
I have now resolved this after just putting in a dedicated switch into the cab and using the existing fibre connection to bridge the 2 switches together.

This has allowed me to plug the printer into the new switch and link back to the Germany WAN switch as if it was connected directly.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mudfrog
Comment Utility
I was hoping to use exiting infrastructure but I had to put in place a dedicated switch and fibre link.
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Managing 24/7 IT Operations is a hands-on job and indeed a difficult one. Over the years I have found some simple tips and techniques to increase the efficiency of the overall operations. The core concept has always been on continuous improvement; a…
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
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…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

763 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now