I currently have a router with a 10/100Mb hub inbuilt which I am looking at to add a 1Gb 8 port switch. I know the Internet traffic will be going to the router.
My question is will the file data traffic between the PC's on the 1G switch, will that be going in to the router and back out to the switch to get to each PC?
PC's are running winxp
Router IP's setup using DHCP
I am trying to find out if I need just need a 1G switch or to replace router with a 1G router.
pc to pc communiction will take place only in the switch.
The swtich will learn the mac address of each computer and direct the communication. Router will only come into play if the switch encounters an unlearned ip address.