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100Mbit Router / Gigabit LAN - Use A Switch?
Jun 10, 2011, 7:50 PM
Currently I am using a 10/100Mbit VoIP router. However, I wish to obtain 1000Mbit on the LAN-side of the network, as I frequently do large backups to a NAS.
Rather than buying a new router, I figure it would be cheaper using a switch? I have zero knowledge of switches. Please provide input.
Jun 11, 2011
100mbit router gigabit switch
Jun 10, 2011, 11:25 PM
This would work just fine.
Jun 10, 2011, 11:28 PM
Great, so I'm not a complete idiot in the area of networking
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Jun 11, 2011, 2:25 AM
Jun 11, 2011, 3:40 AM
Netgear would probably be upon the highest quality low-cost solutions. They also have a lifetime warranty.
If you wanted something fancier and expensive, HP and Dell make fantastic switches. These shouldn't be necessary unless you're wanting to do VLANs and QoS, etc. however.
Jun 11, 2011, 10:20 AM
Alright, I suppose it really doesn't matter much what I get for this simple task.
Thanks for the feedback.
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