I recently moved into an apartment with three other guys and we've been trying to wrap our heads around how to set up a good network. We can get most things to work, just not all, or not all at the same time.
We have one cable modem in the building (Older home with 3 apartments in it).
What we want to have is a wired LAN for the four of us, and a wireless connection for the others in the two apartments below us, without them having access to our network files.
The four of us have 5 desktop computers, 1 ps3, 1 xbox 360, and a wii. We want to have everything we have all connected to the internet and each other, while having a simple unsecured, but isolated wireless connection for those downstairs.
We currently have an 8 port switch, two 5 port switches, a wired router, the cable modem, and a wireless D-link router.
We've tried various configurations but we never had everything connected at once. It seems once a certain amount of things are connected, the rest get router ip address even though they aren't connected to a router. Here is our current configuration/
The reason why we wanted to use switches as the main box is to avoid headaches with port forwarding for online gaming etc.
I hope someone can help, as we'd like to get this sorted out before school picks up.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Dreylivude, 04 September 2008 - 06:34 PM.