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May 9, 2013 12:17:01 AM

Hi everyone,

I am setting up a network for a gaming lan center, i have 36-38 computers, im running the Time Warner Cable COAX 35mb/5mb connection, because the fiber within the plaza is still not rdy untill a few more monthes later. I am trying to pick a router and a switchers that can handle up to that many computers. Is there any recommandation on which model i should get? I prefer it to be working well at the same time with a reasonable cost.

Thanks ahead for assisting me with advises =).
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May 10, 2013 5:53:39 AM

Modem -> Router -> Switch/AP
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May 10, 2013 10:59:16 AM

Emerald said:
Modem -> Router -> Switch/AP


Hello!
Sorry to be asking here, but, if this was an ADSL2 Connection, does the Modem in Bridge mode needs to be powerfull too or the Router will take care of the Stress?
So, does a Modem needs to be powerfull even if it is in Bridged mode? (The router will dial PPPoE.)

Also, what about the Routers you recomended? Does the managed switches acts as Routers?

I see many Routers ready for Torrent lovers, with 256MB of RAM, but, does a Switch acting as a Router have all this capability?

I saw the last Asus router with 256MB of RAM, but what about the device that Will deliver the connection to it? It makes me believe the Modem in Bridge mode will not process anything, will not need any power... (Am I right?!)
For example about a modem I'm saying, Google for D-link 500B.

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May 10, 2013 1:46:28 PM

derekana said:
Hi everyone,

I am setting up a network for a gaming lan center, i have 36-38 computers, im running the Time Warner Cable COAX 35mb/5mb connection, because the fiber within the plaza is still not rdy untill a few more monthes later. I am trying to pick a router and a switchers that can handle up to that many computers. Is there any recommandation on which model i should get? I prefer it to be working well at the same time with a reasonable cost.

Thanks ahead for assisting me with advises =).



Whoa 35 -38 gamers!!! You could easily ring that bell if everyone is on at one time especially on a saturday night... I'd like to see you go with the Netgear switch suggested by Emerald, Netgear has a better warranty than Cisco, aren't they lifetime?
What is your SLA over fiber? How long and what speed? Your TW connection to support that many should be at least 60/5 or you might start the business off with a bad first experience, that you will never get back.... Been there, done that.


brunols said:
Emerald said:
Modem -> Router -> Switch/AP


Hello!
Sorry to be asking here, but, if this was an ADSL2 Connection, does the Modem in Bridge mode needs to be powerfull too or the Router will take care of the Stress?
So, does a Modem needs to be powerfull even if it is in Bridged mode? (The router will dial PPPoE.)

Also, what about the Routers you recomended? Does the managed switches acts as Routers?

I see many Routers ready for Torrent lovers, with 256MB of RAM, but, does a Switch acting as a Router have all this capability?

I saw the last Asus router with 256MB of RAM, but what about the device that Will deliver the connection to it? It makes me believe the Modem in Bridge mode will not process anything, will not need any power... (Am I right?!)
For example about a modem I'm saying, Google for D-link 500B.



Buy the best you can afford, the more RAM the better.
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May 17, 2013 12:15:37 PM

Purchase
http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item...
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http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item...

Put together then get PfSense (pfsense.org) configure for USB install and install. Now you have a router with 2GB of memory (server has 4GB but PfSense will only use 2GB at the moment I believe) you can configure VLAN's or seperate networks using the add-in NIC you installed with one gateway. PfSense will also run Gateway AV, content filtering, QoS and Traffic shaping if you need it with FREE installable modules. There is also paid commercial support available if you hit a road block and cannot get something configured / figured out.

Switches
http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item...

Warranty Info on Switch
http://www.dlink.com/-/media/Business_Products/DGS/DGS%...

TL:D R on switch warranty
• Hardware: For as long as the original customer/enduser owns the product, or five (5) years after product discontinuance, whichever occurs first
• Internal Power supplies and fans: Five (5) years

Switch supports Vlan's is fairly easy to configure and it has a switching capacity of 104 Gbps. The cisco above is about the samething I just have a general dislike for Cisco since configuring half their stuff doesn't make sense unless you have been previously trained or partially studied for a CCNA or etc.

Wireless
http://www.ubnt.com/unifi#UnifiHardware

We purchase these from netgate.com. They come with a config tool that you can run and say you have 4 AP's it configures them all the same and as a wireless mesh so you can freely roam from AP to AP if you are in a large building. It also supports paid hotspots, sms confirmations and etc there's a ton of customizable features. Installation is easy just run 1 cable into the ceiling plug it into the provided PoE injector and the other cable into your switch run the config software that will auto-detect the APs as long as you are on the same network and configure. These have been stress tested in ubiquiti's lab with 100+ simultaneous devices connected and moving traffic.
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June 1, 2013 10:54:21 PM

Beachnative said:
derekana said:
Hi everyone,

I am setting up a network for a gaming lan center, i have 36-38 computers, im running the Time Warner Cable COAX 35mb/5mb connection, because the fiber within the plaza is still not rdy untill a few more monthes later. I am trying to pick a router and a switchers that can handle up to that many computers. Is there any recommandation on which model i should get? I prefer it to be working well at the same time with a reasonable cost.

Thanks ahead for assisting me with advises =).



Whoa 35 -38 gamers!!! You could easily ring that bell if everyone is on at one time especially on a saturday night... I'd like to see you go with the Netgear switch suggested by Emerald, Netgear has a better warranty than Cisco, aren't they lifetime?
What is your SLA over fiber? How long and what speed? Your TW connection to support that many should be at least 60/5 or you might start the business off with a bad first experience, that you will never get back.... Been there, done that.


brunols said:
Emerald said:
Modem -> Router -> Switch/AP


Hello!
Sorry to be asking here, but, if this was an ADSL2 Connection, does the Modem in Bridge mode needs to be powerfull too or the Router will take care of the Stress?
So, does a Modem needs to be powerfull even if it is in Bridged mode? (The router will dial PPPoE.)

Also, what about the Routers you recomended? Does the managed switches acts as Routers?

I see many Routers ready for Torrent lovers, with 256MB of RAM, but, does a Switch acting as a Router have all this capability?

I saw the last Asus router with 256MB of RAM, but what about the device that Will deliver the connection to it? It makes me believe the Modem in Bridge mode will not process anything, will not need any power... (Am I right?!)
For example about a modem I'm saying, Google for D-link 500B.



Buy the best you can afford, the more RAM the better.


Is there a router model you would recommand? As of internet speed, they only offer 35/5 then 50/5, should i go for 1 50/5 COAX or dual 35/5? Thanks in advance!
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June 12, 2013 10:41:32 AM

derekana said:
Beachnative said:
derekana said:
Hi everyone,

I am setting up a network for a gaming lan center, i have 36-38 computers, im running the Time Warner Cable COAX 35mb/5mb connection, because the fiber within the plaza is still not rdy untill a few more monthes later. I am trying to pick a router and a switchers that can handle up to that many computers. Is there any recommandation on which model i should get? I prefer it to be working well at the same time with a reasonable cost.

Thanks ahead for assisting me with advises =).


What is your budget? You want to start out low then get better? I set up a business in Melbourne, Florida that had 20 players for WoW and they could only afford a LinkSys e2500 and did fine...then again we are talking 20 max.

Do you have a spare computer for PfSense and the time to figure out how to make it work? What is your time frame before going live?


Whoa 35 -38 gamers!!! You could easily ring that bell if everyone is on at one time especially on a saturday night... I'd like to see you go with the Netgear switch suggested by Emerald, Netgear has a better warranty than Cisco, aren't they lifetime?
What is your SLA over fiber? How long and what speed? Your TW connection to support that many should be at least 60/5 or you might start the business off with a bad first experience, that you will never get back.... Been there, done that.


brunols said:
Emerald said:
Modem -> Router -> Switch/AP


Hello!
Sorry to be asking here, but, if this was an ADSL2 Connection, does the Modem in Bridge mode needs to be powerfull too or the Router will take care of the Stress?
So, does a Modem needs to be powerfull even if it is in Bridged mode? (The router will dial PPPoE.)

Also, what about the Routers you recomended? Does the managed switches acts as Routers?

I see many Routers ready for Torrent lovers, with 256MB of RAM, but, does a Switch acting as a Router have all this capability?

I saw the last Asus router with 256MB of RAM, but what about the device that Will deliver the connection to it? It makes me believe the Modem in Bridge mode will not process anything, will not need any power... (Am I right?!)
For example about a modem I'm saying, Google for D-link 500B.



Buy the best you can afford, the more RAM the better.


Is there a router model you would recommand? As of internet speed, they only offer 35/5 then 50/5, should i go for 1 50/5 COAX or dual 35/5? Thanks in advance!


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June 12, 2013 10:42:36 AM

Sorry to repost this, the above was confusing:

What is your budget? You want to start out low then get better? I set up a business that had 20 players for WoW and they could only afford an el cheapo LinkSys e2500 and did fine...then again we are talking 20 max.
Do you have a spare computer for PfSense and the time to figure out how to make it work? What is your time frame before going live?
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