Will My Home Network Work?

By Avboy ยท 8 replies
Jul 8, 2013
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  1. Hi there,

    I am new to home networking.

    I am trying to connect 2 of my apartment with network as well as all my rooms.

    I wonder if my networking will work in this way? Please advise if I need to change any devices.

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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,907   +1,274

    Hmm that diagram is most interesting - - and imo hard to determine what's what.

    Try something like:
    isp==modem/router --- wired --- ?
    			  + - - - wifi - - ?
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,206   +479

    Yeah - it's too early in the morning for me to try to understand that so I just closed the image and decided to walk over to the coffee machine instead.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +626

    Why are there so many routers/switches? :(
  5. TheHawk

    TheHawk TS Enthusiast Posts: 32   +9

    Hey Avboy. I agree with the others as I can't tell what is connected to what and don't understand the use of 3 routers :confused: . What would really help is a floorplan layout with the type of pc's in that room and if there are separate floors involved, where the Internet comes into the house, and which rooms require wireless capability maybe because of distance, devices used,etc.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,907   +1,274

    To support multiple routers (wired) only use the WAN port of the first router
    and daisy chain all the other Lan->Lan. This allows the first router to use DHCP and the others to ignore it and avoid NAT between then (totally unnecessary).
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,663   +156

    This image from here by me old 2010 network layout.. I need to put 2013 layout out soon.
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  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,907   +1,274

    Wish we could hand out blue ribbons . . .
  9. Jeff Stoner

    Jeff Stoner TS Rookie

    I understood it perfectly fine. I am sure by now you have found a solution to your problem. But yes, It will work with one exception, the additional two routers. Save yourself the headache and just use another 4 port switch and a wireless access point. You do not need 3 DHCP servers, just one on the main router connected to the modem.

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