If you have not reviewed the standard Winston installation guide, it is recommended that you first review it here



Introduction 


You might have switches, multiple routers, etc. in your home. Don't sweat! We get it - we're tech geeks too. In order to install Winston in more advanced, complicated home networks, we will cover general guidelines and examples to get you up and running in no time. 


In this article, all guidelines are for installing Winston in Standard Setup mode for advanced network layouts. Standard Setup is when Winston is in-line with your network (for standard networks, this typically means in between your modem and router) and achieves maximum potential throughput. 


Simple Setup is meant for less complicated network scenarios and is not covered by this article. Simple Setup only requires one connection to a router or combination modem/router. Any devices connected to that specific router or combination modem/router will be protected by Winston, regardless of the complexity of your network. 


Reminder: If you are unfamiliar with Standard and Simple Setup or other terms presented in this article, please review the Winston installation guide here



Standard Setup Guidelines for Complex Network Layouts





        



WAN/IN Port
LAN/OUT Port
High Level Overview
Winston's WAN/IN Port requires an internet source, like a modem

Any device or router for which you want Winston's protection must be connected to Winston's LAN/OUT port

Connection
Winston's WAN/IN Port is typically connected to a modem, or any system that provides the same modulation/demodulation capabilities as a modem, e.g. a fiber line's Optical Network Terminal (ONT). 

The WAN/IN port can be connected to a router or switch as well (as long as those devices are connected to modem or ONT). 

Typically a router is connected on Winston's LAN/OUT port. Generally, any devices you wish to protect with Winston must be connected to a router on Winston's LAN/OUT port.

The LAN/OUT port can also be hard-wired a specific device, such as a computer or switch, to provide protection.
Other Considerations

1. Nothing connected on Winston's WAN/IN Port is protected by Winston.


2. There should not be a VPN on Winston's WAN/IN side. 


3. Everything on Winston's WAN side will need to be rebooted after installing Winston. 


            
                
                    

Any router or device on Winston's LAN/OUT port should have a primary DNS setting of 192.168.102.1 to ensure you can connect to Winston. 

                
            
        

 






Standard Setup Examples for Complex Installations 


There are infinite possibilities when it comes to home network layouts. We have laid out a few examples to demonstrate how Winston could fit into your network. 


After installing Winston in any of these scenarios, please shut down all of your network equipment for 30 seconds and turn back on, especially anything on the WAN side of Winston.



A. Wall Jack -> Modem -> Winston -> Router -> Router




B. Wall Jack -> Modem -> Router -> Winston -> Router    


Note: Only devices connected to the second router (connected to the Winston LAN port) are protected by Winston. You must be connected to the second router in order to complete the setup process and configure your Winston.                                     

    

                            

    




C. Wall Jack -> Modem -> Winston -> Switch   


Note: Only devices connected to the switch are protected by Winston. You must be connected to a device wired to the switch in order to complete the setup process and configure your Winston. 



D. Wall Jack -> Modem -> Winston -> Switch -> Router


Note: Only devices connected to the switch or router are protected by Winston. You must be connected to a device wired to the switch or connected to the router in order to complete the setup process and configure your Winston. 


E. Wall Jack -> Combination Modem/Router -> Winston -> Switch -> Router


Note: Only devices connected to the switch or router are protected by Winston. You must be connected to a device wired to the switch or connected to the router in order to complete the setup process and configure your Winston. 




Other notable configurations not listed above: 


Wall Jack → Modem → Winston → Computer


You can connect your computer directly to Winston's LAN/OUT port - only your computer will be protected by Winston.



Please remember to reboot all your network devices, including your Winston, after installing!