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How to Set Up 2 LAN's at Home with 2 Routers

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itGeeks

I have Xeon E3-1230V3 and 2 X 4GB ECC 1600MHz of memory in that MB.  I know it's overkill for a router, more like a server. Contacted my SuperMicro supplier here in Australia and he suggested (and I will order):

 

1 x Intel  Ethernet I350 T2 V2 Server adapter RJ45 PCI-E 1 x Intel  Ethernet I350 T2 V2 Server adapter RJ45 PCI-E

 

It comes with a low profile bracket for the 1U.

 

After 3 months of operation one of the fans packed it in and the other one really stared to roar when under load but the CPU temp did not move much. My supplier said the chassis was designed to operate with one fan down. They replaced both fans free of charge and I have had no trouble for 6 months. I have the IPMI port attached to my LAN and using IPMIview the fan speed and all temperatures can be monitored and controlled to some extent. I installed Sophos using the IPMI so never have had to attach a keyboard or mouse to the system.

That card is even more expensive then the one I have & told you about, y did your supplier recommend that one over the one I told you about?

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Poppapete

That card is even more expensive then the one I have & told you about, y did your supplier recommend that one over the one I told you about?

The luxury you have of living in USA is you have Amazon, Newegg etc.etc. with overnight and free delivery.  I see your card for about $85 USD. When I Google for that card here in Australia I only get hits that are in USA who either won't ship to Australia or who charge about $35-$50 to do so. The Intel card is available in Australia for about $125 USD.  We get screwed here all the time for software and hardware.  The upside is we have free medical and no guns but I don't want to open that can of worms.

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oj88

The luxury you have of living in USA is you have Amazon, Newegg etc.etc. with overnight and free delivery.  I see your card for about $85 USD. When I Google for that card here in Australia I only get hits that are in USA who either won't ship to Australia or who charge about $35-$50 to do so. The Intel card is available in Australia for about $125 USD.  We get screwed here all the time for software and hardware.  The upside is we have free medical and no guns but I don't want to open that can of worms.

That pretty much applies to the rest of the world. Shipping and handling costs are one thing... customs is a totally different animal. I've saved some money using cargo forwarders and it's relatively cheap to ship small items like NIC or RAID cards. Though, I have to shy away from bulky items.

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itGeeks

The luxury you have of living in USA is you have Amazon, Newegg etc.etc. with overnight and free delivery.  I see your card for about $85 USD. When I Google for that card here in Australia I only get hits that are in USA who either won't ship to Australia or who charge about $35-$50 to do so. The Intel card is available in Australia for about $125 USD.  We get screwed here all the time for software and hardware.  The upside is we have free medical and no guns but I don't want to open that can of worms.

Thanks for letting me know. I am sure you will be fine with that card, After all its Intel :)

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Poppapete

Card arrived and it took all of 5 minutes to install. On reboot 2 more Ethernet ports showed up in sophos.

 

Now to play with them!

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itGeeks

Card arrived and it took all of 5 minutes to install. On reboot 2 more Ethernet ports showed up in sophos.

 

Now to play with them!

Congrats!! What are you planing to do with the extra NICs?

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Poppapete

Ideas:

 

1. A separate LAN for my security Cameras.

 

2. A separate WiFI LAN for Guests

 

3. VPN LAN

 

Australia has just passed it's first site blocking laws with more to come I suspect.

 

http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-news/technology-regulation/68428-site-blocking-law-likened-to-using-a-%E2%80%98machine-gun-to-shoot-rabbits%E2%80%99

 

I am not into illegal downloading or child pornography but I just don't like the idea of some beaurocrat deciding what sites I can access and what ones I can't. So I am looking into a VPN to one of those servers that lets me go where I want anonymously. I thought about creating a separate "VPN LAN" and connecting to it whenever I want. Probably will require another router with DD-WRT support connected to the Sophos.

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LoneWolf

With ISP-provided modem gear, I'm inclined to disable onboard wireless right out of the box.  It's usually crappy in range and throughput compared to other solutions.  If I can't do it on my own, I'll call the ISP and get instructions to put their router in Bridge mode, turning it into a dumb modem.  At that point, the one router behind the modem does the work, and you can pick one with good wireless performance.  This is what one also generally does in a small business environment whenever possible.

 

This also resolves issues like Comcast's love of providing you with a router that they can then make part of the happy family of XFinity Wireless, where any Comcast member can hotspot off your router for free, using your bandwidth.  Sorry, I paid for my speed, not for others.

 

Because I have a Watchguard firewall as my router, I have multiple interfaces that I can set to whatever I want.  The first interface is the WAN automatically, the second is usually the Trusted (which is the internal LAN) unless I were to configure it otherwise.  I have three more ports which I can use as other interfaces such as a second ISP for failover, or a VLAN.

 

If I wasn't lucky enough to get a good deal, I might look at Sophos' free home setup, which you can load on a basic PC with several NIC ports.  The big advantage of a business-class firewall at home, is the VPN setup is usually better.  I have dynamic DNS as well, and I have my SSL VPN linked to a domain rather than an IP; it works great.

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Poppapete

I contacted my ISP and they have provided me with a block of 4 external IP's in addition to my main fixed IP. xxx.xxx.xxx.185

 

xxx.xxx.xxx.96-99

 

So in sophos under interfaces > + New Interface

 

Name = Test

Type = Ethernet

Hardware = eth2  (eth0 being my current Internal and eth1 being my WAN)

Dynamic IP box = not checked (but sophos install wizard has this checked in my WAN interface even though my IP is fixed and if I uncheck it I loose internet access)

IPv4 Address = xxx.xxx.xxx.97

Netmask = /30

IP4 Default GW: checked

Default GW IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.185

 

Should this give me a second external WAN ?

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nrf

well, did you get an additional modem-type device too? if not, the addresses come in over the existing wan and would be assigned to that interface. then you use rules to separate the behavior by IP

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