I am volunteering tech support for a local radio station that broadcast's to FM and online.
The online stream is through DSL 3Gbs.
The current network setup is: 1 adsl modem, 1 5 port switch, and 1 5 port router. We have two static IP addresses.
The way its setup right now is: 1st static IP is assigned to the router, 2nd static IP is assigned to the online streaming PC.
I will be upgrading the hardware that we have and need advice on what my best options are. The streaming PC is a Pentium 3 which definitely must be changed. The networking hardware needs to be replaced too but not sure what type of hardware to get. This is what im thinking of requesting...
-- QuadCore phenom PC w/ 8 GB memory. Running Windows 2003 server.
-- Cisco 1800 Series Security Router/Managed Switch with Dual Fast Ethernet WAN (im not sure what the dual fast ethernet wan can provide. Does it mean i can assign both static IP addresses to this device?)
any advice regarding server streaming mp3's would be apprecieated.
That can be done - One static IP for chatting for subscribers or other things and the second static IP for streaming (exclusive). There are lots of streaming mp3 software in the web just search for them.