how to build segmented LAN with Ethernet switches

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by runner7@fastmail.fm, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Hi. I am trying to find out how to build a large, modern computer
    network. Hubs are apparently not the way to go, and the 5-4-3 rule
    does not apply to switches. Could someone who knows please explain to
    me any rules for chaining switches (such as gigabit-ethernet switches)
    and nodes to form network segments within one large subnet (all
    supported by one router gateway)? I cannot seem to find this
    information anywhere (even a Network+ training book). Thanks for any
    help or leads on where to find this info.
    , Sep 18, 2007
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  2. Guest

    On 18 Sep, 02:58, wrote:
    > Hi. I am trying to find out how to build a large, modern computer
    > network. Hubs are apparently not the way to go, and the 5-4-3 rule
    > does not apply to switches. Could someone who knows please explain to
    > me any rules for chaining switches (such as gigabit-ethernet switches)
    > and nodes to form network segments within one large subnet (all
    > supported by one router gateway)? I cannot seem to find this
    > information anywhere (even a Network+ training book). Thanks for any
    > help or leads on where to find this info.


    Hi
    This really depends on what you are trying to achive. Chaining is only
    used for long distances using cat 5 or 6 cable. The rules apply the
    same from hubs to switches. Switches are used more to seperate the
    network up into mangerable sections. Chaining is going to cover 300m
    which is quite a way from the router. Each switch ideally would have a
    connection to the router. but setting up static routes that send all
    unknown traffic the routers way is one way around this.
    , Sep 18, 2007
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  3. why? Guest

    On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 18:58:30 -0700, wrote:

    Sounds like homework, haven't bothered with 5-4-3 for many years.

    You use switches to get a segmented LAN.

    >Hi. I am trying to find out how to build a large, modern computer
    >network. Hubs are apparently not the way to go, and the 5-4-3 rule
    >does not apply to switches. Could someone who knows please explain to
    >me any rules for chaining switches (such as gigabit-ethernet switches)


    Depends what you are doing, how big and redundancy. The vendor and what
    you want. Hire someone to do this for you.


    Router A backbone to Switch 1
    Router B backbone to Switch 1 (redundant link)

    Router A backbone to Switch 1
    Switch 1 GigaStack module to Switch 2
    Switch 2 GigaStack module to Switch 3
    Router B backbone to Switch 3 (redundant link)

    Router A backbone to Distribution Switch D1
    Router B backbone to Distribution Switch D2 (redundant link)
    Switch D1 port X to Switch 1
    Switch D1 port Y to Switch 2
    Switch D1 port Z to Switch 3
    Switch D2 port X to Switch 1 (redundant link)
    Switch D2 port Y to Switch 2 (redundant link)
    Switch D2 port Z to Switch 3 (redundant link)
    You see the redundancy Router A to D1 , Router B to D2. Each switch
    (1,2,3) is connected back to both D1 and D2.

    >and nodes to form network segments within one large subnet (all


    Depends what you are doing, how big, general noise of broadcast /
    multicast and if VLANs are needed.

    2 Gateways in case 1 falls over.

    >supported by one router gateway)? I cannot seem to find this
    >information anywhere (even a Network+ training book). Thanks for any


    You haven't looked.

    >help or leads on where to find this info.


    Any of the big brands such as www.cisco.com

    Me
    why?, Sep 18, 2007
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