I'm trying to network a small office and have the following devices:
SMCD3G Cable Modem
Belkin Play N600 Router
Digi Mil-H1130 8 Port Ethernet SOHO Hub
Hubbel Cat5 Patch Panel (goes up to 12)
We're replacing our DSL line with a Cable line. Our DSL was a one piece wireless router/modem. When it was installed, it was inside our office, next to the server
, and plugged into Wall Jack 1 for all the other computers to connect to. Our server plugged into this modem/router. We didn't have the Belkin Router at the time. The Patch Panel wires went into the Hub behind our office and everything was fine.
The cable modem is now next to the Hub and Patch Panel. I bought the router since we didn't have the wireless feature that the DSL had and everyone I spoke to said I need a router to set up the office. I ran one of the LAN lines from the modem into the Router where it says Modem (WAN). From the Router, I ran the line 1 (LAN) into the Hub. (Does the number matter if nothing is plugged into it in our office?) No computer
is able to connect to the internet except my laptop which connects wireless. It works fine.
Another problem. We have a server computer that's Unix based. In order for anyone to connect to the server to access the office software
used, the IP address of the router must be 126.96.36.199 or the computer your using won't connect via Multiview 2000 Terminal Emulator. I can't connect to the server because the IP address of the router is still 192.168.2.1. I don't know where I have to go in the router settings to change it. I've tried a few spots and it tells me the IP address is invalid.
The settings I had with the DSL modem/router were:
Modem IP address - 188.8.131.52
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
DHCP Start Address - 184.108.40.206
DHCP End Address - 220.127.116.11
What am I doing wrong? I'm not a network guy and the people I know that are can't get here for some time. It's not like I need to run wires. Everything is set. If something is plugged into a wrong spot, I can switch it.
There are 4 computers
in the office and 8 numbered wall jacks.
Server computer - Wall jack 8 (IP address of this machine - 18.104.22.168)
XP Machine 1 - Wall jack 4 (can't connect to server! No internet.)
XP Machine 2 - Wall jack 1 (Is able to connect to the server! No internet.)
Win CE Machine - Wall jack 9 - I assume. I have a wire that goes through the wall on this machine and it isn't marked. (Rarely used so not sure about server connection)
laptop - connects to the internet fine since it bypasses all these wires. Can't connect to server.
I've posted this on another forum with no great help. Here's some more info....
Under the DHCP client list, only 2 computers are listed. The one that has internet is my computer. The other computer listed is wall jack 4 and that has internet now.
my computer - 22.214.171.124
wall jack 4 - 126.96.36.199
Keep in mind, I'm not a network guy so maybe I'm looking at the wrong thing.
The router IP is 192.168.2.1 and the Cable Modem is 10.1.10.11. I don't know if that helps. If I type either number into my web browser it will take me to the router setup page. Like I said, I'm clueless with this so I don't know where/how to check if it's only one device acting as DHCP.
What I want to do is be able to get online with all the computers as well as have access to the software on the server through the office wall jacks. In order to do that I need the router IP address to be 188.8.131.52 and then I'd be able to connect to it.
Right now, one computer is able to connect to the server via hard wire but can't connect to the internet.
Another computer is able to connect to the internet via hard wire but can't connect to the server.
My laptop can connect wireless to the internet but not the server.
In a perferct world, all the computers should be able to connect to both the internet and the server. Right now, it's one or the other with both hard wired machines and I don't know why. Is there a wire not in the hub right? Is a patch panel wire plugged into the wrong port of the hub? I don't know what's supposed to go where.
If someone could tell me "wire X from the modem goes to Port Z of the router, and Wire Y from the the router goes to number V on the Hub, and that wire goes to number T on the patch panel for the Port number R in the office to work..." I'll try it.
Then I think all I need to do is change the router's IP address to 184.108.40.206 and everyone should be able to connect to the server through the Multiview 2000 Terminal Emulator.
When I tried to change the IP address on the router it's telling me it's not valid. Under LAN settings it says 192.168.2.1 - when I try to change it to 220.127.116.11 it tells me LAN IP address is invalid. I clicked on More Info below that in the router page and a pop up gives me info. It says:
The "IP address" is the Internal IP address of the Router. To access the advanced setupinterface, type this IP address into the address bar of your browser. This address can be changed if needed. To Change the IP address, type in the new IP address and click "ApplyChanges". The IP address you choose should be a non-routable IP. Examples of a non-routable IP are: 192.168.y.x (where y is anything between 0 and 255, and x is anything between 1 and 254.)
10.y.y.x (where y is anything between 0 and 255, and x is anything between 1 and 254.)
172.z.y.x (where z is anything from 16 to 31, and y is anything between 0 and 255, and x is anything between 1 and 254.)