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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
But if you alread have 2 routers and no switchas, you can make the 2nd router act as a switch (depending on brand and model, and you usualy loose one of the LAN ports).
But if your going to be buying the stuff, you just need 1 router and 1 (or more) switches.
Switches are cheaper and easier to set up (just plug in) than doing 2 routers.
A router acting as a switch is a switch.
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post #12 of 26
Just run down the Bestbuy and pick up one of these.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1051384141038


Works geat for my pc and WHS in my room connected over a D-Link ethernet-over-power adapters.

It should be hooked up like so:

Modem -> Router -> switch

With PCs hooked up to the routers ports and additional PCs hooked up to the switch.
Edited by Pheatton - 2/26/09 at 1:42pm
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Just run down the Bestbuy and pick up one of these.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1051384141038


Works geat for my pc and WHS in my room connected over a D-Link ethernet-over-power adapters.
Ewww, only 10/100

I'd go for something that is 10/100/1000.
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Ewww, only 10/100

I'd go for something that is 10/100/1000.
his comcast modem would have to support 1000 for the option to even be available
    
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his comcast modem would have to support 1000 for the option to even be available
Exactly, even though most new PCs support gigabit LAN most most modems provided by ISPs do not. No point paying for speed you cant use. Plus most PCs do not use the full bandwidth the it provides anyway. This coming from two people who run datacenters and city wide hospital networks.
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his comcast modem would have to support 1000 for the option to even be available
Yes, but communication between computers (if they have gig controllers ) is way fast.
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post #17 of 26
A sample network topology should look something like this:

Webz -> Modem -> Router (WiFi to wireless clients, plus wired clients) -> Switch (or another router with DHCP disabled) -> more wired clients

An yea get a gigabit switch, they're not much more expensive and it's so much quicker to transfer files between rigs with a gigabit home network.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 2/26/09 at 2:03pm
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post #18 of 26
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Yes, but communication between computers (if they have gig controllers ) is way fast.

Only for very large file xfers will one see a noticable difference.
post #19 of 26
get LINKSYS WRT54GL

it is an excellent router
i have multiple computers hooked up to this router.

local bandwidth 90mbps.
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Maybe your home PC can't saturate a 1Gbps link, but it can certainly saturate a 100Mbps link. This is why I have a gigabit switch behind my wireless router. All the PCs go on the gigabit switch, and there's only one other device plugged directly into the wireless router, my VoIP ATA.

Of course, I can saturate a 1Gbps link now with my RAID setup... when are we going to get 10Gbps Ethernet again?
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