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Windows 7: Network structure..

29 Jul 2010   #21
Ch@n

 

Thanks bud..I had my structure designed and now modified a bit according to your suggestion..not to forget ion's too.

The changes now I have made is, I have removed the wifi router and will use my wifi modem provided by my ISP. The signals will be boosted by AP's. Also, hubs are gonna be replaced by switches again.

Now I need the brands and model numbers for the switches and AP.




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29 Jul 2010   #22
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Thanks bud..I had my structure designed and now modified a bit according to your suggestion..not to forget ion's too.

The changes now I have made is, I have removed the wifi router and will use my wifi modem provided by my ISP. The signals will be boosted by AP's. Also, hubs are gonna be replaced by switches again.

Now I need the brands and model numbers for the switches and AP.
Quick question: Are you using wireless from the ISP modem to the internet or are you hard wired/cabled?? If not then anyone connecting to your ISP modem via wireless will be by-passing the firewall.
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29 Jul 2010   #23
Ch@n

 

Yep you are right, this is the reason I opted for a wifi router. As of now, my ISP has provided only a wired modem.

Is it possible to first connect my firewall box and then the wifi modem(purchased from isp)??
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30 Jul 2010   #24
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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Is it possible to first connect my firewall box and then the wifi modem(purchased from isp)??
That wont be possible, but alot of modems these days have built in firewalls, an example of this would be my old Verizon dsl modem: Westell 327w.
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Now I need the brands and model numbers for the switches and AP.
well did you have anything in mind? basicly its up to you. in reality any switch will work aslong at it has enough ports for your needs.

sorry for the late responce, was away from the internet too long
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30 Jul 2010   #25
Ch@n

 

Ok pal..no problems. :)
My ISP modem doesnt have such a thing and we own a separate UTM firewall box already which I cant dump.
Will this work,
Internet - modem from ISP(not wifi) - firewall - switch - wifi AP/server
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30 Jul 2010   #26
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ch@n View Post
Ok pal..no problems. :)
My ISP modem doesnt have such a thing and we own a separate UTM firewall box already which I cant dump.
Will this work,
Internet - modem from ISP(not wifi) - firewall - switch - wifi AP/server
Yep that will work just fine.
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31 Jul 2010   #27
Ch@n

 

Thanks WindowsStar.
Is there a AP which can connect through a cat 6 cable? which one is the best, cat 6 or ethernet cable(rj45)?
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31 Jul 2010   #28
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

cat6 is rg45, the only difference is the classifications: cat3 cat5 cat6, cat6 is usualy used in gigabit ethernet: 1000mb/s. While cat5 is used for fast ethernet: 100mb/s. in some cases if youy have a long run of cable for 100mb/s second i prefer cat6, even though it still 100mb/s.
Some more info:
Category 6 cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Category 5 cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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31 Jul 2010   #29
Ch@n

 

Thanks for all info guys..any luck on the model numbers for gud AP
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01 Aug 2010   #30
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ch@n View Post
Thanks WindowsStar.
Is there a AP which can connect through a cat 6 cable? which one is the best, cat 6 or ethernet cable(rj45)?
RJ45 is the end connector, Cat 6 is the type of cable. Cat 6 will work well for what you are doing, but if you want to save some money you can use Cat 5e. The "e" is for Gigabyte speed.
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