Just wanted to let you know I got my Google WiFi device through and now I've got everything connected up lovely. It's working great through ClearOS as the gateway. Even my sons who do gaming on their PC and Xbox haven't noticed any difference in speed. I thought they would to be honest, but they haven't so that cool.
The only thing I'm missing now which I'd really like if it's possible to do is to have a bandwidth breakdown report broken down by each device on the network. I have the Bandwidth report that shows it by NIC on the gateway server, but is it possible to get one that is broken down deeper so I can see which devices are using the bandwidth?
Thanks for all your help on this, you've been a massive help.
Thanks Nick. I think at this stage I'll turn off wifi on the Hub One and get a WAP and plug in to the switch on the 10 network. That should work fine shouldn't it? I'm looking at the Google WiFi unit which gives me some other features I like.
Thanks again Nick. Yep, you're right, the DHCP range does start at .100 so I'll update my diagram (not that I really need the diagram). Also, yep, good idea to put printer on reservation or static outside of DHCP range. I couldn't quite remember how WAP's worked so as you've said, I'll configure that separately.
I've tested putting switch in to enp2s0 and my mac into the switch and all is working nicely so very pleased. What is the reason for moving the modem/router onto a 192.168.2 network please?
I've had a look at the advanced settings on my modem/router and can't see a bridging mode at the moment but will take another look tomorrow.
I currently have adsl modem/router at home with fixed external IP. It has 4 LAN ports in the back which I use to hardwire to other parts of the house including my office. It also provides WiFi to our phones and tablets and security cameras and doorbell.
I’d bought clearos home essentials and I have a mini pc with 2 nics. I’d like to introduce clearos into my network as a gateway so that everything goes through it, including the WiFi traffic.
Current network is 192.168.1.0/24 with DHCP provided by the router. I’d like to have DHCP to the clients provided by the gateway once installed.
Would I be right in saying the following:
I would need to unplug all current connections to the LAN ports in the router
I would plug an Ethernet cable into one of the LAN ports in the router and the other end into one of the nics (let’s call it nic1) on my mini pc
I would plug a switch into the other nic (let’s call it nic2) on my mini pc using another Ethernet cable and that would be where I would then plug all the connections that used to go into the router
I would configure then configure IP address (static) of the mini pc machine to be something like 192.168.1.253 (the adsl router is currently 192.168.1.254)
I would set the default gateway of the mini pc to be the IP address of the router (192.168.1.254).
I would configure nic2 as a different network, say 10.1.1.0/24 and configure that to run DHCP server and the gateway to be 192.168.1.253 (this bit I’m not sure about!)
I would turn off WiFi and DHCP on the adsl router
I would need to buy a Wireless access point to plug into the switch on nic2 in order to provide WiFi on the 10.1.1.0 range
If I’m somewhere near correct with the above, would I then be able to see the bandwidth being used by each of the devices on the 10.1.1.0 network including WiFi devices? Would I also be able to grant and revoke access to the internet for specific devices at different times?
I’m really sorry to ask so many questions but appreciate any advice you can give to help with this setup.
Thanks very much in anticipation,