Steve Bertrand steve at ibctech.ca
Fri Sep 18 14:23:05 UTC 2009

Freeco wrote:

> Steve Bertrand wrote:

> 				|-------------<pc>
> 				|
> ISP>-----<Switch>---<Gateway>--<Switch>----<pc>
> 	    |	\		|
> 	    |	  \		|_____________<pc>
> 	    |       \
>          <server1>  <server2>

> So i'll need 2 more NIC's for
> gateway?

No, unless there is something I don't know about.

> I think that my ISP uses the 2nd image. In my room is a switch. In our home
> is switch. 3 homes from mine is a gateway. I don't know what else there is. 

Ok. Lets start with the basics.

- What is connected to the switch in your room?
- what is connected to the switch in your home?
- what is connected to the gateway down the street?
- how do you connect your room, to your home, to the house three homes away?

This new information makes it more believable that there is some sort of
cabling mishap.

> P.S. Sorry for my poor english

You don't have to be. You're doing just fine!

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