I'm setting up a practice network in PT (attached as zip file) and am having problems. I can ping the outgoing interface on the Router (Fa0/1) from PC0 but I cannot ping the Wireless Router from the same PC. What basic mistake am I making?
Another query: would the laptop be able to surf the Web in the current state of the scenario? If not, what steps do I need to take to enable this?
Finally, a question about cable types. A community member already kindly answered my previous question about this, and I thought I understood, but this scenario has thrown me slightly into confusion. I thought crossover cables connected like devices, and straight-through cables connected different devices. However, in this scenario, the PCs are connected to the switch with crossover, and the two routers have an up-link using straight-through. This is the opposite of what I would have expected to work.
Apologies if these are very noobish questions.
Thanks for your advice!
Wireless Router does not have IP on the link called "Internet" going to Router; use static address of 192.168.2.x /24 or set up a pool. Example:
ip dhcp pool TEST
network 192.168.2.0 255.255.255.0
2. to surf the web you will need a DNS server and WWW server with some sites (possible in PT)
3. you are correct about cables. PCs should use straight cables to switch but switches have MIDI-X ports that can automatically recognize cable type and switch over is necessary. that is why crossover will work.
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