So, I've got a small business with a Google Fiber gigabit connection, with 5 static IP addresses.
It's different than anything I've come across before. I've always had connections handed off to me with "here's your IP range, your subnet, and router address". Easy to understand and setup. In the case of a business connection with 5 addresses, they still setup the same black network box, and say "to use the additional addresses you have to provide your own router"/
I know about the "trick" of using a GS108 switch- but that seems to apply only to residential accounts, not "Business". From what I understand there are three distinct ways google's providing service- "Residential", with the VLAN/QOS settings that have been discovered; "Community" (libraries/schools/etc.) that are similar to residential, but with an additional VLAN that carries the static addresses; and then "Business", which does it yet a different way.
All Google will do is refer me to their online documentation/sketch, and nothing more, as it's "3rd party" "talk to your network administrator" at that point. The problem is, that's me, and I don't know how to make it work. That's the end of their script and I can't get anything more useful out of them.
This is all Google will provide: (search google for "fiber example configurations for static ips") , along with an email that has our particular addresses.
So, first off, you have to setup your WAN port to use DHCP, and the address it is assigned is on a totally different network than the static addresses you're assigned. "Secondary Lan"- I understand both words, I get the concept, but how do I create one?
Oh, and the part about "or a separate VLAN" seems to only apply to the "Community" connections- initially I was thinking it was a matter of just expanding the typical GS108 configuration to include another VLAN for those 5 public addresses. From what I understand from talking with Googles business support that's how the Community connections work, but not the Business ones.
They literally couldn't tell me for sure what I should be using for a router address, or subnet- truly their "Business Support" folks are pretty limited. I've talked to 3 different people (hoping to stumble across someone that knew more) and all three clearly didn't know anything more than what was on the script in front of them.
I'm assuming I'd create a bridge with the appropriate network on it, and somehow route it to the WAN port, everything I've tried though hasn't worked. I'm hoping somebody's figured it out and could share the trick?