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Connect PC and NAS with network.

Discussion in 'Other LAN and WAN' started by Michał Piotr Stankiewicz, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Michał Piotr Stankiewicz

    Michał Piotr Stankiewicz New Around Here

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    I have a PC, I want to buy NAS and connect both to network.

    I was just wandering, if it is possible to:

    Connect NAS and PC directly by Ethernet (10 Gbps)
    Connect NAS to switch with 2 Ethernet cables (each 1 Gbps)
    Connect PC to switch with 1 Ethernet cable (each 1 Gbps)

    And if yes, how to do it? For example do I need managed switch?
     
  2. AD1242

    AD1242 New Around Here

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    need more info.
    how does your pc connect to the internet for the moment? do you have a router?
     
  3. Michał Piotr Stankiewicz

    Michał Piotr Stankiewicz New Around Here

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    The PC has 2 Ethernet cards. One is build in into mother boards (Asus x470f) other one is Asus xg-c100c. I connect it into switch from Asus xg-c100c card. Switch is connected to ISP provided router-switch-modem-access_point, the typical all-in-one router with DSL/FIBER modem.

    Current situation:
    PC |card from MOBO|
    ....|asus xg-c100c......| --------------- 10G SWITCH ----------------- ROUTER

    PLAN 1:
    PC |card from MOBO| ------------------ SWITCH ----------------- ROUTER
    .....|asus xg-c100c......|................................|
    ..........................|....................................... |
    ..........................---------------------------- NAS

    PLAN 2:
    PC |card from MOBO|
    ....|asus xg-c100c......| --------------- 10G SWITCH ----------------- ROUTER
    ...................................................................| | | | (bonding?)
    ......................................................................NAS

    PLAN 3:
    PC |card from MOBO|
    ....|asus xg-c100c......| --------------- 10G SWITCH ----------------- ROUTER
    ......................................................................|
    ...........................................................NAS with 10G card

    Current switch is cheapo I bought used from coworker, I would need to buy new one anyway.
    In network there are many other devices (3 laptops, 3 consoles, TV, printer and smarthones and one Intel NUC working 24/7). The diagram shows only switch/router/PC/NAS.

    I do not like what ISP has provided me, but the only other option is to use it, turn off wi-fi and use my own router, but that would create problems like double NAT, so I would probably opt from it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
  4. CaptainSTX

    CaptainSTX Very Senior Member

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    A double NAT isn't a problem for most people so don't rule it out. The only thing that is difficult/ impossible is if you want to run a VPN server on the router behind your ISP's provided hardware.