Setting up a basic home network with 2 Cisco 2600 Routers and  switch

By techman37
Jun 2, 2009
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  1. Can someone give me some advice on how to set up a basic network using two 2600 routers and a 2900 Cisco switch ? Not as far as commands but do I need to use NAT ? I have Comcast as my ISP. Please help me !
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,024   +221

    we always need nat.

    Most of the time the connections look like
    Code:
    modem----router --- other devices and/or switchs --- still more devices
    There are a FEW cases where the modem needs to be set to BRIDGE mode, but
    don't go there unless it all fails.

    Keep it simple to start with [ modem---router---one system]

    see this for testing your ISP connection
  3. techman37

    techman37 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks. I'll work on this when I get home
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