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Small Office Networking Issue

Discussion in 'Networking' started by enbee07, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. enbee07

    enbee07 Thread Starter

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    Heres my issue. I am undertaking the task of setting up a small network for the office where I work and I have ran into a few issues. Here is the setup:

    MODEM > DLINK ETHERNET SWITCH > PC1 (XP)
    DLINK ETHERNET SWITCH > PC2 (XP)
    DLINK ETHERNET SWITCH > CANON IR2018 PRINTER
    DLINK ETHERNET SWITCH > WIRELESS ROUTER > NETWORK HARD DRIVE STORAGE

    WIRELESS ROUTER > LAPTOP 1 (VISTA)
    WIRELESS ROUTER > LAPTOP 2 (XP)

    PC1 (main desktop) and PC2 are networked (PC2 runs a cnc machine.)
    This network is MSHOME

    Laptop 1 and Laptop 2 are also added to the workgroup MSHOME but are not visible on PC1 or PC2
    PC1 and PC2 are not visible on either of the LAPTOPS
    LAPTOP 1 and LAPTOP 2 are visible to each other and can also access the CANON IR2018 PRINTER
    NETWORK HARD DRIVE STORAGE is visible to both LAPTOP 1 and LAPTOP 2 but not visible on either PC1 or PC2

    Am I overlooking a router setting ?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    If your modem is a modem only and the switch is really a switch then you must have 4 public IP addresses and are unnecessarily exposing your printer and two computers.

    Your wireless router is protecting your Laptops from the outside and from your PC1 and PC2 the same way my router is protecting my computers from you and everybody else on the internet.

    Solve your problems by connecting the wireless router to the modem and have everything in the same LAN. The switch connects to one of the router's LAN ports to give you more ethernet ports.
     
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