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Re: Managed switches

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:20 pm

mitchrichie wrote:mht? Sorry not sure who that is haha.

Assuming you're the STS, you'd have received an email from them alerting you to the plans and shipment. That's when you'd point out your needs.
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Re: Managed switches

Postby lajackson » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:21 pm

mitchrichie wrote:I see that we are supposed to connect all of the building access points directly to the new managed switch. ...

Meetinghouse Technology (mht) conducted some training recently. In that training, they suggested that they were willing to send additional switches rather than going through the expense of rewiring the meetinghouse. Although rewiring might be less expensive that a bunch of managed switches.

The goal is eventually to replace all unmanaged switches in meetinghouses. The budget right now only allows for one or two to get the APs onto managed switches. But the way they described the switches, it sounded as if they did not want more than two managed switches daisy chained on the same path. As russellhltn said, your best bet is to contact mht for guidance.

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Re: Managed switches

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:03 pm

lajackson wrote:But the way they described the switches, it sounded as if they did not want more than two managed switches daisy chained on the same path.

True, but that doesn't limit you to just two switches. Switches after the second one would be connected to a regular port set to "Link".
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Re: Managed switches

Postby russellhltn » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:15 pm

Installing the last of the switches, I've run into a discrepancy between the instructions and TM. The instructions say to put full-time employees in the "Workforce zone". But there's no such choice in TM. I've tried contacting MHT, but the responses didn't make sense.

Anyone else run into this?
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Re: Managed switches

Postby nmecantwin73 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:01 am

russellhltn wrote:Installing the last of the switches, I've run into a discrepancy between the instructions and TM. The instructions say to put full-time employees in the "Workforce zone". But there's no such choice in TM. I've tried contacting MHT, but the responses didn't make sense.

Anyone else run into this?

If there are church employees that would use this network, a Workforce zone can be added to the network by the GSD, much like a Special Purpose zone. Once added, ports on the switch can then be designated as Workforce and employee equipment connected to that port.

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Re: Managed switches

Postby russellhltn » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:57 pm

nmecantwin73 wrote:If there are church employees that would use this network, a Workforce zone can be added to the network by the GSD, much like a Special Purpose zone.


Thanks! Now I know what I'm asking for.

Let's hope my 4th try contacting GSD works. Based on my experience in the last two days, it's taken a drop in quality
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Re: Managed switches

Postby sdespain » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:37 am

So quick question.. We have a building where we have a Access Point under the podium in the chapel. On the managed switch, we have set that port to Access Point. At times, we do use that cable at the podium lets say for Sacrament Broadcasts, so we would unplug the Access Point and plug in a computer to do the broadcast. Will this work with the switch still configured for Access point? or would we need to change it to Public?

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Re: Managed switches

Postby russellhltn » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:14 am

sdespain wrote:So quick question.. We have a building where we have a Access Point under the podium in the chapel. On the managed switch, we have set that port to Access Point. At times, we do use that cable at the podium lets say for Sacrament Broadcasts, so we would unplug the Access Point and plug in a computer to do the broadcast. Will this work with the switch still configured for Access point? or would we need to change it to Public?

I'm not sure what the difference is, but you probably should change it to public.

You might want to talk to FM about installing an Access Point so you don't have to do that.
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