I am configuring my network and I would need some help.
Here is the equipment I have :
· Internet modem (my provider is Bell Canada)
o This modem has a built in router. Brand is « 2wire »
· Linksys slm2024 switch
· Readynas NV+
· 2x additionnal routers ( D-Link Dir-825 and Asus RT-N12 )
Note : From the room where my internet modem is, I have ethernet cables going to all the rooms in the house.
What would be the most efficient way to plug all of these? First, I would plan to connect my switch to the modem, then connect all the cables coming from all the house’s rooms to the switch.
Then, should I plug the Readynas directly to the modem, or to the linksys switch?
I am now left with two routers. The main modem (which also acts as a router), is located in the basement. As I have a pretty wide area to cover, I want to add two routers to my network. As I told you earlier, all of the house’s rooms have ethernet cables going all the way to the basement where the modem is located. Hence, should I connect the two additional routers directly to my Bell modem, or to the switch?
Finally, how should I configure the two additional routers? Everytime I try to connect them to the network, (I tried connecting them to the modem, or to the switch) I lose my internet connection on all my computers. Hence, I suspect that I have to configure something differently.
Thank you very much for you support!
Edited by CharleyB0y, 16 October 2012 - 04:56 PM.