Re: Wan/Lan problem
- Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:50:15 -0400
- From: rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Wan/Lan problem
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 03:17:37 AM David Christensen wrote:
> On 03/28/2017 04:46 PM, Mike McClain wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > I have a WAN/LAN challenge I'm hoping for help with.
> > I'm runniing Debian 7.11 on a Pentium 3 with 250MB ram.
> > mike@/deb7:~> uname -a
> > Linux playground 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.84-2 i686 GNU/Linux
> > The situation is this:
> > phone eth0 eth1
> > AT&T-------| |--------| |--------| |-------| |
> > AT&T modem/ Linux my Win2K
> > router box router box
I apologize because this doesn't answer your question but proposes an
alternative arrangment that, I believe, would be easier to configure.
I don't know the physical arrangement of your devices (in your home or office),
but my arrangement (and most arrangements I've seen) are a little different and
maybe you want to try an arrangment more like this:
Put your router immediately after the AT&T modem, then (assuming there are
multiple ethernet ports on the router), put your Linux box on one eth port and
the Windows box on another. (That would require 3 ports on the router.)
If you don't have 3 ports on the router, consider getting a switch to place
after the router, and put the Linux and Windows boxes on 2 separate outputs
from the switch.
Either of these is a much more standard arrangement, and I have very little
trouble with any of this. (The troubles I have had are not relevant to the
arrangement--things like Earthlink / Verizon outages and dealing with their
customer non-support, an anomaly in how a Westell modem worked (now using a
ZyXel), and difficulties in understanding and configuring QOS (primarily for