[Rack] request for an rj45 connection to a NB LAN

jim jim at well.com
Sat Aug 7 01:09:20 UTC 2010

   plugging a laptop into port 21 of the Dell 48 port 
switch seems not to access a dhcp server. is it 
possible that the dhcp server is working for wifi 
only or for some subnet that's not available through 
port 21 on the Dell switch? 
   might be helpful to have the dhcp ip address range 
specified on the wiki 
that way we could safely assign a static ip address 
to the linksys. 

   we've tried assigning various ip addresses to the 
linksys (hoping we don't create contention). 
   we're now wondering if there's something in the side of things that's disallowing the 
linksys to pass packets back and forth or if the 
linksys router is somehow misconfigured or defective. 

   and hey! we just noticed it's 6 PM! time to go eat. 
i'll disconnect the linksys trom the NB switch. 
   (for the curious: our linksys is sitting on top 
of our upper 1U box in susan the rack.) 

On Fri, 2010-08-06 at 17:10 -0700, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 5:01 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> >
> >   in the "machine room"/storage closet, in susan
> > the rack, i have two 1U machines and a linksys
> > router. i'd like to connect the uplink port of
> > the linksys router to some switch so's the two
> > 1U boxes can see the NB LAN and through to the
> > internet. the goal is to allow the two 1U boxes
> > to download software from the internet.
> >   suggestions?
> Why are you using another unmanaged switch? I setup switch1, 2, and
> 3.noise so that we'll have visibility as to what's connected where,
> and to prevent any forwarding loops (they all run spanning tree).
> There are plenty of free ports on switch1.noise (the 48-port Dell
> switch towards the bottom of the rack).
> Unless you really need to route to another subnet, I'd just hook up to
> switch1.noise.
> Let me know if I can help.
> Cheers,
> jof

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