Hope Center

Saturday August 23, 2003

Thomas Watkins Harry Harshaw

Meeting Place: Hope Center Wood stock Georgia Meeting time: 5:30pm to 11:00pm Hours of meeting: 5 and ½ Goal: 1. 2. 3. 4. Notes: Successfully loaded Windows XP on one of the new systems and finished the building of the server. I loaded the server with Windows 2000 server. This went ok. The server was placed on the network in the workgroup HOPE, with the share name as WIN2000. With the existing network in place, all machines had access to every share. Once the server was up and running it was decided to migrate the network over to the new wireless platform. The first task was to move the SDSL modem to a new network closet but to this the cabling had to be extended. This was done by extending the wire coming into the Hope Center. This was done with a telephone line extension. The SDSL modem was placed into the new closet and power attached to it. Once the SDSL Modem was moved, the new wireless router was attached to it. Configuring the router was a little more daunting than originally thought to be. We did not have the Static IP configuration for the router so we had to call technical support at FDN communications to retrieve this information. Once received it was possible to establish a connection with the ISP. There was no way to get into the existing D-Link router to obtain IP information because there was a user ID and password on the router and the customer was not aware. Configuration of the CISCO 2900 Catalyst Switch. Configuring the Cisco switch to have two VLANS on it was not as easy as it sounds. The commands we had planned to configure the CISCO 1900 Catalyst Switch where not compatible with the router IOS version. There was hours of research on this and after many hours of trouble shooting we where able to configure the switch so that there are two VLANS. VLAN 1 is ports 1-6 and VLAN 2 is ports 6-12. The reason behind the VLANS is to minimize network traffic coming and going from the server. Switch IP 192.168.1.3 Subnet 255.255.255.0 Installing the Wireless cards into the machines was simple the majority of the workstations loaded the driver with no problem and came up through the wireless access point. The machines stayed configured to DHCP for now for simplicity reasons. Later we will configure all network resources with a static IP Address. In the range of 192.168.1.5

Upgrade existing PCs to Windows XP Install server on network Configure Cisco Catalyst 2900 XL Switch Move Network closet over to new closet

Hope Center

Saturday August 23, 2003

Thomas Watkins Harry Harshaw

through 192.168.1.99 and DHCP will begin with 192.168.1.100. One older machine posed a problem with the Network card. The machine that would not take the driver was loaded with Windows XP. Making different configuration changes and removing the old network card allowed it to access resources on the network over the wireless connection. VPN attempt The VPN turned out to be a disaster. The VPN is a Router/Firewall/Switch/VPN when the VPN/Router was placed on the network it was impossible to configure it. We could not view the configuration page that Linksys routers have (192.168.1.1). After, numerous attempts and two or so hours of troubleshooting we were on the phone with Linksys Tech support. This was a major setback because after 2 hours it was determined that the VPN/Router was defective. Later in the night, Harry took the router home and it was able to communicate with the router. The IP Address was changed to (192.168.1.28) this is interesting because at the center we where able to ping 192.168.1.1, which was the VPN/Router. Another attempt to fix the router was done by upgrading the Firmware. This was done at Harry’s house on a separate network.