Current Network Setup
I have three Cisco 2960 switches. Each switch linked to a lab of 12 windows 10 computers. All three switches are in the same cabinet.
1st switch connected to 2nd switch using the fiber module SFP 2nd switch connected to 3rd switch using the fiber module SFP
I have also one windows 2016 server that has a shared folder but only connected to the first switch.
Current switch configuration
Switch#show running-config Building configuration... Current configuration : 1266 bytes ! version 12.2 no service pad service timestamps debug datetime msec service timestamps log datetime msec no service password-encryption ! hostname Switch ! boot-start-marker boot-end-marker ! ! no aaa new-model system mtu routing 1500 ip subnet-zero ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! spanning-tree mode pvst spanning-tree extend system-id ! vlan internal allocation policy ascending ! ! ! interface FastEthernet0/1 ! interface FastEthernet0/2 ! interface FastEthernet0/3 ! interface FastEthernet0/4 ! interface FastEthernet0/5 ! interface FastEthernet0/6 ! interface FastEthernet0/7 ! interface FastEthernet0/8 ! interface FastEthernet0/9 ! interface FastEthernet0/10 ! interface FastEthernet0/11 ! interface FastEthernet0/12 ! interface FastEthernet0/13 ! interface FastEthernet0/14 ! interface FastEthernet0/15 ! interface FastEthernet0/16 ! interface FastEthernet0/17 ! interface FastEthernet0/18 ! interface FastEthernet0/19 ! interface FastEthernet0/20 ! interface FastEthernet0/21 ! interface FastEthernet0/22 ! interface FastEthernet0/23 ! interface FastEthernet0/24 ! interface GigabitEthernet0/1 ! interface GigabitEthernet0/2 ! interface Vlan1 no ip address no ip route-cache ! ip http server ip http secure-server ! control-plane ! ! line con 0 line vty 5 15 ! end
I used the web based configuration interface to only assign the "smartports" to indicate what ports used for the other two switches. I don't know if there is more configuration needed to be done.
Current server configuration
There's only shared folder but currently linked to one switch and only seen through the computers that are linked to that switch. No DHCP service on the server and all computers are assigned static IP addresses
Configuration of the computers in the network
All computers are assigned static IP address. All computers are assigned same subnet mask 255.255.255.0 Default gateway : empty DNS Servers: empty
There is no router, no internet, just local network.
What I need is to link all switches together so that all computers in all three labs can see each other and for the shared folder in the sever to be seen by all computers.
I tried so far to use two fiber cables to link the first switch to the two switches. I also tried to link 1st switch to 2nd switch, then 2nd switch to 3rd switch using fiber cables plugged to the fiber ports on the switch. Also tried to use UTP straight cable to connect the switches. None of these methods worked.