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Two Domains existing on the same physical network

Hi Guys,

I have to consolidate two floors onto one floor tomorrow, however they are separate domains. But i am going to have to use the same internet connection for two.

Can tqo domains exist on the same physical networks providing i use different subnets ?
Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane
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If well designed, they can even exist on the same subnet!
Cheapest option, use only fixed IP nr. (if you don't have nice 1:1 networking ports installed).
More expensive, split network with more expensive switches (VLAN capable) if all work places have a 1:1 connection to a patch panel in the server room.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You have a business class network (Managed Switches) you can setup VLANs and keep the networks separate.  

If you can easily swap network cables in the network closet, then you can use two switches.  *IF* you do this, you'd need a router (not a cheap home router, a REAL router that can handle multiple networks an one internet connection.

Another option would be to setup a double-NAT situation for both networks:
Net1: Switch --> [LAN port]Router[WAN port] -->[LAN port]Internet Router[Internet Connection]
Net2: Switch --> [LAN port]Router[WAN port] -->[LAN port]------/

Lastly, you could setup one network with static IPs and the other can continue to use DHCP.  Or both can use the SAME DHCP *IF* you set all DNS for domain's clients staticly.
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