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Poll Results: What would you do in my position?

 
  • 44% (12)
    Stick with 775 socket
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    Upgrade
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post #61 of 88
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You don't need to update a socket 775 server. I'm still using socket 940 and socket 604.

You could probably replace those with something much more power efficient that will more than save you the cost of the parts in power consumption.
post #62 of 88
Socket 604 because I can get servers of that type for free and 940 because the processors cost 3 bucks on newegg.
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BTW the NIC Switch you were looking at on Newegg is a good switch I know money is always tight with everyone but just a hint for you would be to get more than 5 ports, maybe get a 8 or 12 port as you would have room for upgrades. I did the same thing only got a 5 port switch at first and then another and so on! But now I have a 24 port which I used to think for home/biz use was insane but after you get things up and going you will see that Giga net in the home is so worth it even over WiFi a/c or n! I can transfer a 1gig file in about 2 to 4 seconds

Thanks for the info, still confused about how these gigabit switches work, I've done some research and from what I've read is that the gigabit switch improves the home network speed?

So could I connect the switch to the Gigabit port on my router, plug the switch into my server and the server now runs on Gigabit connection? (Still looking at getting an NIC)
I think I also need to have Gigabit enabled hardware in my devices to allow them to work or access this speed from what I've read, so does that mean that a single device which hasn't got Gigabit speeds hold everything back such as a smartphone or a wireless network adapter?

Also how can wireless adapters benefit from the gigabit switch? If at all.

I think I'm gonna start off with 5 ports first, there's only going to be 2 computers connected to it and maybe a PS3.

Thanks for the help everyone.
    
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Just thought of something, how would it be possible to even have gigabit connectivity on a wireless network, wouldn't it throttle the entire network to slower speeds especially with smartphones?
    
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Just thought of something, how would it be possible to even have gigabit connectivity on a wireless network, wouldn't it throttle the entire network to slower speeds especially with smartphones?
No smile.gif Unless your downstream speeds are so low that webpages take forever to load with a second device ... Time to upgrade
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No smile.gif Unless your downstream speeds are so low that webpages take forever to load with a second device ... Time to upgrade

Oh I see now I misunderstood something, if everything on the network isn't gigabit it shouldn't throttle the network, only throttle that device which is slower.

I'm reaching speeds nearing 12MB/s download wired directly definitely getting that Gigabit switch, Wi-Fi seems quite slow though, sometimes less than 2MB/s this could be my wireless adapter and Wi-Fi configuration, is there anyway I can speed this up, would the Gigabit switch help with the direct connection to the server itself?
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Oh I see now I misunderstood something, if everything on the network isn't gigabit it shouldn't throttle the network, only throttle that device which is slower.

I'm reaching speeds nearing 12MB/s download wired directly definitely getting that Gigabit switch, Wi-Fi seems quite slow though, sometimes less than 2MB/s this could be my wireless adapter and Wi-Fi configuration, is there anyway I can speed this up, would the Gigabit switch help with the direct connection to the server itself?
Distance, device max speed etc etc.
You know, my phones have up to 300mbps connection but they can forget about maxing out my network ...
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Distance, device max speed etc etc.
You know, my phones have up to 300mbps connection but they can forget about maxing out my network ...

Oh I see thanks I understand how this stuff works now
    
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post #69 of 88
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Ok all seems to be going well and Windows Server 2012 seems like a nice operating system for a server It took me almost 5 days to get it working properly, still yet to get a NIC and a Gigabit switch so network speed isn't so fast, but its a lot better now since I discovered the Gigabit port on my router.

I've heard Windows Server 2012's built in firewall is really good, is this true? I believe it's locked off most ports itself, I had to assign applications and ports to get the server to take incoming connections such as hosting Minecraft and soon to be Cube World. (I dont like Cube World's port, it's 12345 and possibly the most generic port ever, could this compromise security?)

I'm running this server as a file server to stream movies, videos and music and also to host games like Minecraft, Cube World and Garry's Mod and I don't want to compromise the security of my network and the files that are on the server itself, I only host for people I know and or their friends and people they know, PFSense seems to be a really powerful software firewall but before I get PFSense I want to know if my server at it's current state is safe and secure, I'm using SMB sharing which I've heard is supposed to add extra security to file sharing.

I'm planning on getting some NICs for VMs and PFSense, I'll be running FreeNas and PFSense VM's, struggling to get FreeNas to work properly as the keyboard input is refusing to allow me to enter anything so i cant even install it (lol)

I was going to order a switch and NIC the other day but one of the things I was ordering was unavailable so I didnt order anything

I've had my eye on this 5-port TP-Link Gigabit switch.

And also this Trendnet Gigabit switch.

I've had a look into Gigabit switches but I'm not entirely sure about what specs make these Gigabit switches better than another, apparently the TL-SG1005D (TP Link switch) has 9Kbytes Jumbo frame and 16Gbps switching capacity and people are reporting that this allows it to be capable of transferring large files, whilst the TP-Link switch has 10GBps forwarding capacity, not sure if switching and forwarding are the same thing, they both have 9Kbytes jumbo frame I only require a 5 port switch at the moment and my price range for the switch is 10-15 since I'm planning on getting one or two NICs

My wireless connection to the router isnt so fast with windows reporting the link speed close to 43-ish mbps, could a wireless repeater close to my computer speed this up? It saves me from running Ethernet around the house, I know I wont get full Gigabit speed from this but I don't mind, as long as it's over 10Mbps for my computer I'll be satisfied.
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This server's coming along great, really happy with it thanks everyone, running Plex Media Server and streaming movies and music, running Minecraft and sometimes Cube World, If I'm honest I'm surprised this little Core 2 Duo is coping so well, definitely sticking with LGA775 because I can grab a Core 2 Quad Q9300 and have a great time with the performance it puts out and tweaking the voltage and clock speed.
Still yet to get a gigabit switch lol.
    
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