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connecting router 1600 series, model no 1603 to a switch

I have a router 1600 series, model no 1603 connected to the ISDN internetwork, presently it is connected to a standalone PC though the single 10baseT slot for the cable.

i want to conect the same to the switch so that the service on available on the ethernet(intranet) . so that other pcs can access the same. i have a novell netware 4.11 operating syatem presently running on the server. so how do i go about connecting the router to the switch ? do i use a crossover cable? what configuration has to be done on the client PC so that they can avail the service.

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Re: connecting router 1600 series, model no 1603 to a switch

You should use a straight cable to connect to the switch.

Connect the PC's with straight cables as well and specify the IP adress of the router as the default gateway. That's all!

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Re: connecting router 1600 series, model no 1603 to a switch

Sir, i have done as you had instructed. i connected the router to the switch using a straight cable. but now when i want to use the service i put in the gateway IP as that of the router. but since i had one machine using the service earlier it was using IP address 172.31.254.45 with subnet mask 255.255.255.252, now when i use this address only one machine still has access to the service, i want the other machines as well to access this service. so i do setup a subnet for this, or how do i go about it. if i have to setup a subnet then what are the valid subnet/IP host which i can assign to the machines. i want presently 5 machines to access the service.

as of now since the subnet mask is 255.255.255.252, i have at my disposal only 2 host addresses, ie 172.31.254.45 - for one host and 172.254.31.246 - for gateway.

thanking you.

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Re: connecting router 1600 series, model no 1603 to a switch

Every time when you want to connect a eth port to the HUB, you need straight through cable as the HUB will cross connect its ports.

So ethernet connection between hub to pc is always using straight cable.

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Re: connecting router 1600 series, model no 1603 to a switch

You wanted 5 machines to access the service, plus the router's

ethernet port, therefore, you need at least 6 ip adds.

You can use 255.255.255.248 as your subnet mask,

but you will only have exactly 6 hosts address:

Network: 172.31.254.40

Hosts : 172.31.254.41-46

But it would be better if you will have extra IPs, so you can try 255.255.255.240:

Network: 172.31.254.40

Hosts : 172.31.254.41-54 (Total = 14)

Hope this helps.

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