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    Networking

    Hey, maybe there are some networking gurus here. I'm still fooling around with hardware trying to get to work but heres the situation:

    quick sketch: http://spamdre.com/sketch.jpg

    Internet ->
    Modem ->
    Linksys Router #1 (192.168.1.1)
    • Computer 1 (xavier)
    • Netgear gigabit switch
      • Linksys Router #1 (192.168.1.1)
      • Computer 2 (zim)
      • Computer 3 (zen)
      • Computer 4 (aurora)
      • Linksys Router #2 (192.168.1.2)
        • Server 1 - Files server (spamslayer)
        • Server 2 - dhcp, pxe boot server (spamserver)


    NOTE: Linksys Router #1 is the DHCP.
    I want to run my own DHCP server (so i can pxe boot machines on the network) -- thats where Server 2 dhcp comes into play (see below for the problem).

    Ok, so thats the current layout.

    Problems:
    Linksys Router #1 dhcp is now disabled.
    Server 2 is now on and should be the dhcp server.
    when server 2 is connected to linksys router #2 it cannot assign IP's to computers connected through Linksys Router #1 nor can it pxe boot machines connected to linksys router #2.

    when server 2 is connected to netgear switch it can assign IP's to computer connected through linksys router #1 but not to linksys router #2. BUT, machines on the switch can pxe boot.

    There has to be a better way to setup the network if anyone can provide some insight I'd greatly appreciate it

    EDIT: Thinking of setting it up like this: http://spamdre.com/newlayout.jpg with both routers in "Router Mode" and dhcp disabled of course, since server 2 will be the dhcp.
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    Oh my lord what a mess!

    Clearly what needs to be done here is

    Internet ->
    Modem ->
    Computer 1 (xavier) (192.168.1.1)(esx server)
    Computer 2 (zim)(vmware)
    Computer 3 (zen)(vmware)
    Computer 4 (aurora)(vmware)
    Server 1 - Files server (spamslayer)(vmware)
    Server 2 - dhcp, pxe boot server (spamserver)(vmware)

    If more than one person requires use of a computer, I suggest you virtualise them too

    <---- not an network guru
    Can you set the two routers up in a switch mode (maybe called bridge mode)? From what I remember from school days of yore, you won't be able to dhcp through a router since dhcp requires broadcasting which routing prevents (but switching doesn't!)

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    If the router gives you lip, flash it with Tomato or DDWRT. It's the only solution.

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    What Baz said. DHCP requests won't traverse between your 2 subnets like that.

    From you 2nd drawn diagram, you'll have 4 things there that'll function as a DHCP server (Modem, 2 Routers, Server), so be sure to only use one for proper functionality with PXE, or any network for that matter.


    I would suggest

    Internet > Modem > Router #1 > Switch + Everything else.

    Disable DHCP on Router #1
    Use DHCP on the PXE Server for all your computers.
    Don't use Router #2 (unless it's setup to function like a switch)


    The other option.

    Internet > Modem > Router #1 > Switch + Everything else.

    Flash your linksys router to DD-WRT.
    Use that router as the only DHCP server.
    Set the 2 DHCP options needed for PXE boot and point them to your TFTP server.
    Don't use Router #2 (unless it's setup to function like a switch)
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    Quote Originally Posted by westy View Post
    The other option.

    Internet > Modem > Router #1 > Switch + Everything else.

    Flash your linksys router to DD-WRT.
    Use that router as the only DHCP server.
    Set the 2 DHCP options needed for PXE boot and point them to your TFTP server.
    Don't use Router #2 (unless it's setup to function like a switch)
    Thanks for the help everyone!
    I set it up similar to what westy said; only I used tomato firmware since I have a third router that uses tomato and I was wanting to wirelessly add it into the network
    So Router #2 and #3 are set to act as switches.
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