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Learning networking through a test

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#1 Yodadoordonot


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 02:57 AM

Hi guys, i have this task that i was given and i need a little help about it, with detailed explanation so that i can understand the whole image deeply.Thank you a lot in advance 😀

Task: I have two routers running DDWRT firmware (after market firmware) and I have one Internet modem with DHCP. I will need to daisy chain the two routers together. The Internet modem gateway ip address is for local pan that plugs into the wan port of router 1.

One router will hold all Revel POS data (call it Revel router). The other router will just be free Internet access for the shop. Knowing this information how would you setup the system and what network IP's would go where on each interface. Note each router has 1 wan port and 4 switch ports. Access Point IP is Subnet mask iPad IP address is

Standard subnet:

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#2 Trikein


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:41 PM

If the internet "modem" has a gateway of then it is probably a gateway and not a modem. Which means you will have 3 routers in line, not 2, which is alot harder to do.  Was this a test set up by a teacher or something you are trying to accomplish? Never heard of a test question use the names of proprietary systems.

#3 Yodadoordonot

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:23 PM

This is a test from a computer network customer service. Basically it shouldn't be a trick question. I figured out that isp cable goes to a modem, and from modem, i plug in both routers(if i'm right?), and then there is a tricky part, printers have ip adress that matches one router, and revel router is mentioned to be oriented towards POS, so i guess both printers go to revel router, and the other router is open for customers, but what do i do with these ip adresses and what about acess point?

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 10:28 PM

I would get a router that supports VlANs and get rid of the second router (you can configure DDWRT as an access point). You can also configure DDWRT for VlANS. Is the revel software hosted on the router or are you just separating the networks for security?

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