[IAEP] Some Questions About Setting Up A School Server

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 04:57:20 EDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Jim needs help setting up a school server. For starters, I referred him to:
> He has the following questions.
>> what's missing at least in part is network
>> topology and possibilities, especially on the
>> LAN side of the xs.

There are some graphs that illustrate the network topology - see


>> for example, assuming eth0 for WAN (internet
>> access) and eth1 for LAN (xo) access, can we
>> connect eth1 to a switch and connect an access
>> point to the switch (this lets us connect xo
>> boxes either by wifi or by wire).

Yes yes yes. Do read the links above :-)

>> as a different example, how to configure one
>> of those cheap little home routers so we can
>> connect eth1 to the router and then connect xo
>> boxes either to the built-in switch on the
>> router or the built-in access point on the
>> router to allow the xs dhcp server to respond
>> to xo requests for ip addresses (i.e. inhibit
>> the router's dhcp server)?

I have seen instructions for at least one model of AP  in our 'XS
Techniques' page. But as you know, there are gazillion APs out there.
Cheap, expensive, simple, complex... some even work.

You might have to do some research on the model you have, and read the
documentation that comes with it -- or that the vendor posts on the
big wide internet.


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