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Assigning IPs to networks


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Take this post for example, http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=127562, this guy was setting up about 50 /60 end devices (mainly workstations and printers) using 1 router and 3 switches.

Would you just let DHCP assign all the IPs on this network pretty much...........?

Also, would you be ok with cat5 cables or would you benefit much from cat5e/6/6e or fibre etc....?

Also what if your router died how would you have a back up router (or switch if that died) so that you never lost connectivity or can you do this?

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Would you just let DHCP assign all the IPs on this network pretty much...........?

Probably not... I'd use a mix of Static addresses and DHCP. For the workstations, DHCP is fine, and recommended. For the servers, printers, and various other devices, I'd do a static IP address.

Also, would you be ok with cat5 cables or would you benefit much from cat5e/6/6e or fibre etc....?

Where possible, I'd use cat6, especially if I'm building the site from scratch.

Also what if your router died how would you have a back up router (or switch if that died) so that you never lost connectivity or can you do this?

Sometimes you have to plan for that and have a backup plan in place. If 0 downtime is allowed, then you'll have to pay for that and keep a backup router and/or switch on hand in case of a failure.

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