I have a home network, server downstairs and workstations upstairs and downstairs.
All is 3 servers and 9 workstations. I have now 10/100 Mb hub working, and decide to upgrade to 1GB Netgear hub.
When I connected a hub I lost signal, it is no link, I switched back to 10/100 hub and it working again. From Netgear web site, I found that it is 100m limitation on cable length.
What can I do to get around?
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You can create 1 domain server in 1 computer . Then all connect all workstation to that server then you can share files with use level security .Also you can apply group policy on particular user with server. You can administrate all workstation from server. For that you need to buy windows 2008 enterprise edition with 25 user license so you can use server with 25 workstation limit. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
No. You'll need to run a "cross-over" Ethernet cable from one of the "LAN" ports on the "downstairs" router, connecting to the "WAN" port on another router that you will need to buy, and place "upstairs", and connect the 4 devices to the 4 "LAN" ports.
Or, run a long "straight-through" Ethernet cable from your DSL-modem (or cable-modem) that is "downstairs", and move your wireless router "upstairs", and connect the 4 devices to the router's "LAN" ports.
Your laptop "downstairs" should still be able to connect (wirelessly) to the wireless-router that is "upstairs".
i agree with all the above.. it's definately clear as mud how the network is designed and or funtioning. The machines connected to the wireless d-link router.. are they via cat5 inthe wired ports or wireless ? is the server the machine thats connecting to the switch and wiress router and modem? i'd say reset all switches modems routers and machines.. shut them all down.. then fire the cable modem, then the wireless router then the desktop switch then the server, the workstations and the one lonely wireless.. run "ipconfig /all" on all machines and if they aren't all sharing common ips and access, provide the results here for further investigation.
You have 6 people in your family. Are Bob and Fred the only person in your family having coursework? If they are the only ones then all you have to do is create a shared folder for both Bob and Fred. You can password the folder if you like so that only Ben and Fred will be able to access their coursework folders. You can place the shared folders either on the upstairs computer or the downstairs one, it does not really matter. So even when Fred is using the computer upstairs, Bob can still access his own coursework folder by using the computer downstairs. Hope it works for you.