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100Mbit Router / Gigabit LAN - Use A Switch?

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June 10, 2011 7:50:24 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.
June 10, 2011 11:25:47 PM

This would work just fine.
June 10, 2011 11:28:36 PM

Great, so I'm not a complete idiot in the area of networking ;) 

Any dirt cheap switches that can be recommended or any external sites that provide resources/articles into this matter?
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June 11, 2011 3:40:31 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.
June 11, 2011 10:20:11 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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