Hi.’how do I setup a router and cables to a server environment?

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  • 2 months ago
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    The exact setup will vary depending on what you want your server to do. Typically, you just plug in your server to your router like you would any other PC. Ideally you should configure the server's NIC with a static IP configuration. As far as the routing goes, again it depends on what you want to do with the server. Do you want it on its own private network? If so, you'll need to setup VLANs.

    • Tim2 months agoReport

      Hi, thanks for reply. Im setting up a private network with internet access.

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  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    that is no simple one sentence (or even one paragraph) answer. it depends on what type of server, how you choose to set up your network, what people (users) will need, among many other things.

    there is a reason Computer Science is a 3 year MINIMUM course in college. there is a lot to it...

    https://m.youtube.com/results?search_query=setting...

    • Master Of Puppets
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      2 months agoReport

      Computer Science really has nothing to do with setting up a Windows Server environment.

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  • P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You just plug in whatever you need into the ports on the router that are not marked "Internet or WAN"  If you need more ports you can add a switch. 

    • Tim2 months agoReport

      Thanks for reply. How can you tell which is internet or wan port as its not clear on my BT router?

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  • cmac'm
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Plug in the ethernets to other ethernets (slight oversimplification)

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  • Dave
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You'd need to be way more detailed then that to get any sort of detailed answer.

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    • Dave
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      That depends on exactly which router you are using. If it's your typical residential router, yeah, any of the designated LAN ports will work. If it's a commercial router, that answer changes depending on exactly which one.

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