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    Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
    « Reply #15 on: December 28, 2015, 04:27:44 PM »
    I was told too do that and you just said too :/

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    Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
    « Reply #16 on: December 28, 2015, 06:10:11 PM »
    I agree with Camerongray.
    If all, or most of the users are peers, they should each have a cable going to just one router. Cable is not expensive.
    You can buy a top line 8 port wireless router for under $200. No hub or switch needed. There router can do data up to 300 mbs and handle even more users by adding a switch.
    The low end routers  sold for home use should not be used in a commercial environment.

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    Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
    « Reply #17 on: December 28, 2015, 06:32:12 PM »
    you just said too :/
    He said to get rid of the second router. He didn't say anything about then replacing it with another router. The entire point was to not have two routers.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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    Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
    « Reply #18 on: December 28, 2015, 09:26:59 PM »
    It should not be this hard.  Connect the modem to ONE Router, Router to the switch and everything else (including the server) directly to the switch.  Then reconfigure any IP addresses on devices appropriately.

    The network should contain one modem, one router and as many switches as required.  If you don't have this, you are doing something wrong!

    Please, explain the purpose of the "server's router" in your network in case I am totally misunderstanding something.
    « Last Edit: December 28, 2015, 09:39:46 PM by camerongray »

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      Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
      « Reply #19 on: December 29, 2015, 09:38:49 AM »
      that is what I have.  The server's router routes the packets and data basically, acting as ports too connect things

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      Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
      « Reply #20 on: December 29, 2015, 09:42:41 AM »
      That is not what a router is for, you need a switch, get rid of the server's router, put a switch in its place.
      « Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 10:29:23 AM by camerongray »

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      Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
      « Reply #21 on: December 29, 2015, 10:14:52 AM »
      Would it be insider trading to ask where he works?
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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      Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
      « Reply #22 on: December 29, 2015, 10:49:43 AM »
      To try and explain this clearer, there are distinct differences between a router and a switch.

      A switch is effectively there to connect multiple devices on the same network together, think of it like a multi-way extension lead (although in practice it does a lot more than just joining the wires).

      A router on the other hand is designed for forwarding traffic between two separate networks, such as between your local network and the internet.  You should only have routers at the boundaries of different networks, not in the middle of them as you have here.  Similarly, you should not be using a "wireless router" if you already have a router on the network, you should be using an "access point" which does the same thing but does not have any routing functionality.

      It also appears as though your CenturyLink PK5001Z is a wireless and wired router so you should only need this and none of the other routers on the network.

      Am I correct in thinking this is how your systems are layed out - You have an internet connection coming in from CenturyLink and then two rooms, one with some PCs (Room A) and the other with the server (Room B).  You then want wireless connectivity in both rooms?

      This is how I suggest you set everything up using the CenturyLink PK5001Z acting as the router and the wireless access point for room A, 2 switches (one in each room) and a wireless access point in room B.


      Notice how there is only one router on the entire network and that it is positioned between the internet and your local network.

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        Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
        « Reply #23 on: January 03, 2016, 05:27:04 AM »
        I left the server's router off, I think cause, it issued DHCP as well as being able too configure the server too do it is why, I left it there. :/   

        These are not all on the same network though, I have a domain and a workgroup.  The Wireless Routers do act as AP's since I can be some where else an can find those with in the limit of the area. 

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        Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
        « Reply #24 on: January 03, 2016, 11:50:47 AM »
        For what it's worth.
        Anytime you put more than one router  into a wired network, you have to resolve the
        question of whom does the DHCP.  In some cases it may never work the way you want.

        A common practice is to have just one router do the DHCP job. But there is a catch. The router might be in a different room some distance away. Even a locked room. Any the last person turned everything off. So the router does not give out DHCP because is off. You  can't win!

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          Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
          « Reply #25 on: January 03, 2016, 01:54:09 PM »
          The Server and CenturyLink :/ 

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          Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
          « Reply #26 on: January 03, 2016, 03:20:33 PM »
          I'm totally at a loss as to what you are trying to do now

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            Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
            « Reply #27 on: January 03, 2016, 04:08:16 PM »
             you have to resolve the
            question of whom does the DHCP

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            Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
            « Reply #28 on: January 03, 2016, 04:20:46 PM »
            You're going to have to explain much clearer what you are trying to do with the network, what the server does, what the clients are doing what you are doing about the domain.etc.  We need to know everything about how the network is set up and what you are trying to do. I can't advise further until I know exactly what is going on.

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              Re: Workgroup and Domain Setup
              « Reply #29 on: January 03, 2016, 05:26:47 PM »
              mainly, maintain a certain set of files that are kind of personal.  The Server's role is too issue and back up certain files spefic too the network.