Someone educate me - why would you distribute 169.x.x.x addresses? Isn't that what a self assigned ip would start with? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Cailen,Contrary to popular belief the 192.168.x.x network is nothing more than a network which is commonly used for in house subnets. Networks outside the "house", such as those networks used on the WWW are fully licensed, registered, and controlled/monitored. That is not to say the you can't use anything you want for a subnet on your own PRIVATE network, such as the network we are talking about here, or even for a very large company, as long as those addresses are restricted to traffic on your network only. The 169.x.x.x network you're are referring to is probably a loopback address.
Myself, I do like to use DHCP for PCs and printers. For printers I use DHCP reservations to ensure they always receive a known IP address. For any mobile device, DHCP is an absolute must, but if you want it to have a specific IP address when on a specific network, then a DHCP reservation is your friend. I think that DHCP makes network management a lot simpler, especially when changes are necessary. If I don't have to visit every PC just because the DNS server address changed, that makes my life a lot easier. For any "network infrastructure" devices and for critical servers, I agree that static addresses are best.I also use a numbering scheme where printers are in one range of addresses, PCs in another, servers in another, etc. When you need to set up something new, you shouldn't be pulling numbers out of the air, you should be following a documented plan.But yeah, I suppose if there are only 3 PCs and two printers on the network, static just might be easier.
Seems reasonable to me. The Ubiquiti gear works well. Using the same SSIDs and passwords simplifies roaming. I believe that you will need to designate one computer as a "controller" for the Ubiquiti access points; it will have software running that will manage the connections and ensure smooth roaming between APs. This PC will need to be powered on at all times.
From my experience, you should not have to have a dedicated machine to run the Ubiquity software...With the UniFi system, there is a piece of software you use to configure and monitor the wireless network status, but it does not have to run all of the time for the system to work. With the AirMax systems, like the Bullet, is uses a browser-configuration, like most linksys and other SOHO routers do...I deployed a 9 access-point system here at our theater using the Ubiquity UniFi system, and their EdgeMax router, and have had great results so-far...
The issue is that I wasn't able to get the office computers to connect at Gigabit speed. Setup: Linksys router(Gigabit capable) connected to the DSL modem and to the office switch(looks like a cheap one but it's Gigabit capable). Despite everything appearing to be able to run at Gigabit the office switch was showing 10/100(orange light) on all connections instead of Gigabit(Green light). Any ideas? Cabling issue? Setting issue?
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