Let me apologize in advance for my terrible grammar, and coherent train of thoughts and my usage of consolidating groups of ideas/concepts/devices into one general categories.
I am trying to setup my home network with the purposes of it serving as a media server, hyper-visor, web/PHP/SQL server, and finally test lab. In my home network, the setup in place is two routers (ISP and personal) and three switches (all varying brands). From the ISP router I have connected it to one SOHO Cisco SG200 8 port switch and one TP-Link TL-SG108 8 port switch. Then a Netgear ProSafe GS108T connected to the TP-Link.
While I understand how to subnet and create subnets on paper when it comes to actually applying it, I always seemed to encounter technical/setup stumbling blocks.
First off it feels like an complete overkill to have this many network devices for a home/lab setup or is this completely/somewhat justified?
Second, concerning subnetting my networks. I made a comment before to my instructors at school concerning where My Linksys/Cisco during router setup, that the router gave me full access to setup my internal NAT address with any IP address scheme and recall his response along the line that it should followed the ISP DHCP addressing scheme. My ISP provided a class C IP, and i have decided to assign my router with a class A IP using class C subnet mask ( 10.0.0.0 255.255.255.0). I have a distinct feeling/impression this setup is already wrong somehow and that i should have assigned the personal router to have an IP address of 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 setup instead. Is this incorrect? If indeed it is incorrectly and needs to be reconfigured would my main subnet from ISP (192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0) then for the two switches directly connected would I then have them setup as point to point so then essentially (192.168.1.2 255.255.255.252) and (192.168.1.6 255.255.255.252)? Then for the router connected to the switch one (192.168.1.2 255.255.255.252) setup it up with an IP of 192.168.1.10 255.255.255.248) and then the third switch setup as (192.168.1.18 255.255.255.248). Well I guess technically the subnet created by the ISP would be 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 being my gateway is 192.168.1.1
example of the question below
ISP (192.168.1.1 /24 255.255.255.0) ----- switch 1 (192.168.1.2/30 255.255.255.252) ------ router 2 (192.168.1.10 /29 255.255.255.248)
ISP (192.168.1.1/24 255.255.255.0) ----- switch 2 (192.168.1.6/30 255.255.255.252) ----- switch 3 (192.168.1.18 /29 255.255.255.248)
or Is the example below the prefer or properly subnetted way?
ISP router (192.168.1.1) ----- switch 1 (192.168.1.2 /30 255.255.255.252) ------ router 2 (192.168.1.6 /29 255.255.255.248)
ISP router (192.168.1.1) ----- switch 2 (192.168.1.14 /29 255.255.255.248) ------ switch 3 (192.168.1.24 /29 255.255.255.252)
or current setup
ISP (192.168.1.1) ----- switch 1 (10.0.0.0 255.255.255.0) ----- router 2 (10.0.0.0 255.255.255.0) handling DHCP for connected devices to the switch
ISP (192.168.1.1) ----- switch 2 (192.168.1.3 255.255.255.0 (i believe)) ----- switch 3 (currently not setup but probably (192.168.1.4)?
There was actually going to be more questions concerning my setup but i am pretty sure this is confusing enough as it is, so i will stop and see if am completely off my rockers before moving forward. Again I apologize for how confusing it is and how terribly grammatically incorrect it appears.