Manage Network cards

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Ted, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Well, maybe along the way some other "symptoms" may show up that will help
    direct you to the problem. I can't think of anything else without being
    there to see it in person.


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    Phillip Windell, Aug 11, 2005
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  2. Ted

    Ted Guest

    I think I need to replace the Internet network switch
    with a router, which will be used for the Internet.
    Hope the LAN doesn't use the Router for local networking though.


     
    Ted, Aug 12, 2005
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  3. There is no such thing as a Internet Switch. A Switch is Layer2,...NAT is
    Layer3 and is required for the LAN Hosts to get to the Internet, therefore a
    Switch is not capable of providing that,...therefore what you already have
    in place is a NAT Device (aka "router").

    It wouldn't matter if the LAN already had a LAN Router in place. That is a
    common situation (and required) for networks containing multiple IP
    Segments. It is not hard to deal with at all,...but it of course must be
    dealt with.

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    Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
    www.wandtv.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Understanding the ISA 2004 Access Rule Processing
    http://www.isaserver.org/articles/ISA2004_AccessRules.html

    Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server: Guidance
    http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/techinfo/Guidance/2004.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/techinfo/Guidance/2000.asp

    Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server: Partners
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    Phillip Windell, Aug 15, 2005
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  4. Ted

    Ted Guest

    There is no such thing as a Internet Switch.
    What I meant the switch that is connected to the Internet.
    I have two switches forming two networks, one of the switches
    is connected to a Router.
    I was thinking to remove the switch, and have all computers
    connect to the router.
    Instead of Modem-->Router-->Switch-->Computers
    Will be Modem-->Router-->Computers
    Hopefully the computers will use the Router to access the
    Internet. And use the second switch for the LAN.



     
    Ted, Aug 16, 2005
    #24
  5. It doesn't matter. It is the same thing either way. This is what you have
    regaudless to where the Switch sits.

    Internet--->Modem--->Router---->LAN

    Anything to the "right" of the Router is the LAN,...plain and simple.

    The Ports on the "router" is just another Switch that is built into the same
    "box". A straight router (a "real" router) doesn't have those multiple
    ports to plug machines into. Your does because it is a NAT Device and a
    Switch built into the same device,...regaurdless if it was "marketed" that
    way or not.

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    Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
    www.wandtv.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Understanding the ISA 2004 Access Rule Processing
    http://www.isaserver.org/articles/ISA2004_AccessRules.html

    Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server: Guidance
    http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/techinfo/Guidance/2004.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/techinfo/Guidance/2000.asp

    Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server: Partners
    http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/partners/default.asp
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    Phillip Windell, Aug 16, 2005
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  6. Ted

    Ted Guest

    The Ports on the "router" is just another Switch that is built into the
    Thank you very much.




     
    Ted, Aug 17, 2005
    #26
  7. Ted

    Ted Guest

    Wonder how good these NIC cards are ?

    The Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter provides two Gigabit
    copper server connections in a single PCI slot. This adapter enables you to
    conserve valuable PCI slot space in servers, eliminate server bottlenecks,
    increase uptime and migrate existing CAT5 networks to Gigabit Ethernet
    easily. The Interrupt Moderation feature increases throughput and reduces
    CPU utilization. Advanced Cable Diagnostics dynamically test and report
    various network problems. The PRO/1000 offers remote management features
    which include WfM, DMI 2.0, and SNMP. The Intel® ANS software increases
    uptime with redundant, teamed connections and scales bandwidth by balancing
    network traffic across multiple server connections.

    Manufacturer Part# PWLA8492MT



     
    Ted, Aug 18, 2005
    #27
  8. They are probably fine. But marketing departments will write anything into
    a product description. They'll make is sound like it will cook your dinner
    and feed the cat, too,...and at Gigabit speeds,...Full-Duplex Cat-Chow. But
    they will never tell you what kind of topology and other networking
    equipment might have to already be in place for some of their "features" to
    work as expected.

    I'm sure they are fine Nics,....but I'm just warning that it is a
    "buyer-beware" world out there. Nothing can replace knowing what you are
    getting into before you buy.

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    Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
    www.wandtv.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Understanding the ISA 2004 Access Rule Processing
    http://www.isaserver.org/articles/ISA2004_AccessRules.html

    Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server: Guidance
    http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/techinfo/Guidance/2004.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/techinfo/Guidance/2000.asp

    Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server: Partners
    http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/partners/default.asp
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    Phillip Windell, Aug 18, 2005
    #28
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