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Good network build?

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May 17, 2011 5:41:25 PM

Switching over to 10/1000 network with a dual band N router that can hard line up to 20 devices.
Is this a good set up?

10/1000 Router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

10/1000 16-Port switch (for LAN parties): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

10/1000 4-port Secure switch (TV devices): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What should I connect my NAS and my 2 main computers to? 16-port un-managed switch, get a 2nd 4port secure switch, or just run them into the router?

Also should I run my 4 port switch through my 16 port switch or directly from the router?

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May 19, 2011 6:56:02 PM

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Nice hardware! Personally I would set it up as (Router)... Port 1: NAS, Port 2: 4 port switch (TV & PC's), Port 3: 16 port Switch, Port 4: EMPTY (for now).

Your 16 port Switch might be a bit overkill, you could go with a couple 8 port switches and dazy chain them. Really it all depends on how much $ you have to burn, if you got it go for it :) .
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May 19, 2011 7:18:06 PM

tkrl26 said:
.02 Cents

Nice hardware! Personally I would set it up as (Router)... Port 1: NAS, Port 2: 4 port switch (TV & PC's), Port 3: 16 port Switch, Port 4: EMPTY (for now).

Your 16 port Switch might be a bit overkill, you could go with a couple 8 port switches and dazy chain them. Really it all depends on how much $ you have to burn, if you got it go for it :) .


16 port dumb switch is for LAN parties, and rackmount solution for my rack. Suppose I'll just get 2x 4 ports for PC and TV stuff. Thanks for the advice.
May 24, 2011 2:58:38 PM

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First to attach a router with your terminal and then setup to the LAN network, You have to add Switch with additional hardware port. Now you have to give your NAS to command and start to the network.


That didn't really make sense. I know how to set up a LAN. Just need to decide what my network tree should be.
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