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#1 trevorcork


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:17 AM

sorry now if im in the wrong section,i recently got a job as a junior technician,since then the senior tech has moved to a new job but i am trying to learn and build myself up within this company,there is a job coming up 11 new pcs going into a company and they want a switch as apose to a server,how can i set all these up on a switch etc

Edited by hamluis, 14 February 2015 - 10:29 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:17 PM

First take a serious look at where you're working.  From your brief description you may not want to continue working at this company.


Second you seem to be in over your head for the task you have been assigned, part of what lead to the previous paragraph.


It is impossible to answer your question without more information. 


What is the current networking configuration for the company?  The answer to this question will lead you on what needs to be done.


Do the machines require Internet access?


Is there a server or router on the network that is handling DHCP?


How will these machine interact?


Do they need access to other existing equipment or will more equipment be added later?

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

I have to agree with Kilroy on this one, you've been thrown to the wolves. Your question is kind of like "how do I move turnips with a plate of spaghetti instead of a blue shirt". Switches and servers do different things different ways. It sounds like they are asking you to set up a Peer network as opposed to a Server based one, but without vastly more information you are doomed to fail. Run fast, run far, find someone to work with who is willing and able to mentor you.

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