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Ok, Two Building Network Problem


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#1 Tyler P

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:41 PM

Ok, here's the deal. Our town has two schools, an elementary school, and a High School. The high school has a T-1 internet connection that is provided by our only internet provider in our area, WRT. We have the elementary school connected to our high school connection through the means of 2 network extenders. Just recently, the elementary's internet has been acting wierd *EX- no internet most of the time; if the internet is connected it will stop working after about 20 min...*.

We are guessing that there is a connection somewhere in the elementary school that is screwing it all up, and we are currently trying to find it by process of elemination *having one guinea pig connected and adding another connection one at a time, until the guinea pig gets disconnected*. Would anyone advise doing it this way, or is there a quicker, easier way of finding this out. If more information is needed about the routers, switches, and network extenders...just ask.

Thank you ahead of time for your consideration.

~The school's tech students~

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#2 thrillhouse

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:58 PM

Are you sure it's not a software thing? It could be an IP conflict or something like that. The network setup "wizards" can mess you up there, better to set all of that stuff manually.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:57 AM

I think I would set up one machine and see how long it stayed online. Just to make sure the issue is not somewhere between the schools. It may not be a machine at the elementary school causing the issue, it maybe a break in a cable or some other interference. If that is not the case, I think I would do just what you are doing. I don't know of a quicker way personally.




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