I'm having two ip networks (192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x) bridged on a server, but all hosts (fixed IPs) are on the same physical 100BaseTX ethernet (with a daisy chain of 48ports switchs).
Often, I loose link between the server and hosts of the second network. Usually if I reboot the host, the connection work again, and if I force connection to be active, the connection keep alive until I ping after a while without active connection.
I'm wondering how many hosts can be connected on the same network without troubles, and eventually how many switches can be daisy chained ?
- I suppose maximum length between hosts to be 100meters to the hub or 200meters between extremity of the network.
- Somebody is suggesting 8 switches here : http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1137879&page=12
Any comments on how to find a solution to the problem and not answering directly to the question are welcomed!