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post #11 of 27
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1x Router
1x 48 port switch

You can get away with 10/100 EASILY for gaming, however LAN transfers will be limited to ~12 MB/sec. If you have more than 3-4 so wireless clients consider using a second AP
Beat me to it. The less routers, the better. I remember this from my very early lanning days.
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Cisco switches have all of their interfaces administratively enabled by default.
There is no guarantee the switch will be at default, unless it's fresh out of the box.

Remember he is setting this up for a LAN party, so if it's an old switch the chances are good ports could be disabled.
Edited by bratas - 2/11/11 at 12:37pm
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+1 for LAN Parties. Another reason why i miss the United States.

~30 people with wireless is No BUENO. Someone earlier said a 48p Switch...definitely, and those should be pretty easy and inexpensive to come by. Have at least 20 cables yourself and encourage everyone to bring their own cables. TRUE LANNERS BRING THEIR OWN CABLES...for everyone else, you'll be prepared.

Plug a cheap old Linksys router into that switch for DHCP. Much easier than having everyone make some IP Settings.

As for wireless, i would not trust it on a 30person lan unless you know for a FACT that they are xmitting on .11n. On top of that, you need to make sure you have at least a G router, but go for N because of 300mbps, so you can support the wireless users. Question, are you expecting the majority to be wireless? Wireless LAN parties are awful for lag, especially transferring files about.

Other things you may want to consider:
CABLE.
POWER STRIPS.
DEDICATED FILE SERVER (AKA a computer not being used to Lan).
MTN DEW.

Luck to ur lan party!

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Pssh... 3 Cisco aironets, 1,6,11, same ssid. If everyone has N cards you could easily do it with wireless and have even more channel options. The utorrent idea is great.

If you're using multiple switches set your best one up at your server and connect other switches to it. Best practice is not to cascade multiple switches.

If you are selling tickets you should have a big giagbit switch, ethernet cables, and power cables for every person IMO.
Edited by elitez28 - 2/11/11 at 1:37pm
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There is no guarantee the switch will be at default, unless it's fresh out of the box.

Remember he is setting this up for a LAN party, so if it's an old switch the chances are good ports could be disabled.
Right, because all that you would need to do on a Cisco switch with an old start-config would be to just enable the interface..

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Right, because all that you would need to do on a Cisco switch with an old start-config would be to just enable the interface..

There are a lot of things that could need to be done with a used switch.

Hell most people that aren't into networking at all prob would have a hard time just getting into config mode.
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Pssh... 3 Cisco aironets, 1,6,11, same ssid. If everyone has N cards you could easily do it with wireless and have even more channel options. The utorrent idea is great.

If you're using multiple switches set your best one up at your server and connect other switches to it. Best practice is not to cascade multiple switches.

If you are selling tickets you should have a big giagbit switch, ethernet cables, and power cables for every person IMO.
Why in the hell would he want to drop $500+ on a setup for a LAN party
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Why in the hell would he want to drop $500+ on a setup for a LAN party
3 N Aironets would cost about 3x that lol. The answer is always "Because I can".
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I did not specify a specific price and that is you not the OP. Which brings to question based on your last how was that to help the OP or just so you can Troll?
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People are saying it won't work... you can make anything work.
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