Solved Review my small business network layout Tags: Routers LAN Switch Networking Product Last response: May 15, 2012 8:00 PM in Networking Share johnkerry May 12, 2012 10:39:46 PM I am a little new to networking and could use some help. Sorry if my modeling is not correct I have no idea how to correctly model. I would love to learn, do you know where I could? My Questions Is the layout efficient? Will the router handle all of the DHCP properly? Outline of Network Modem --> Router WAN Port Router LAN Port --> Switch Switch --> Computer [N] Details of Router ports. WAN Port to internet Lan 1 to switch Lan 2 to Server Lan 3 to Server Lan 4 empty Details of Switch ports Lan  to router Lan [2-16] to clients Equipment Router: Linksys WRT54GL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Switch: Cisco Small Business SR2016T-NA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : review small business network layout Emerald a b X LAN May 12, 2012 11:24:25 PM I would go with a 24 port giga switch and connect all the computers to it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... what kind of servers are they? web server, database server, domain server are they accessible via internet? is the a reason that you pick Old Faithful WRT54GL? It is a great router but it only has 10/100 ports and only does G-wireless johnkerry May 13, 2012 12:19:12 AM Emerald said:what kind of servers are they? web server, database server, domain server are they accessible via internet? is the a reason that you pick Old Faithful WRT54GL? It is a great router but it only has 10/100 ports and only does G-wireless The servers are as follows. 1) Scheduling System, mostly intranet but I think there will be outside connection. 2) FTP server, mainly outside connections There are a total of 12 client computers which is why I thought a 16 port switch would do. The only thing they might want to add is a wireless access point. So that would come up to 13. The reason i went with the WRT54GL is because they already have it, and I couldn't really find a good replacement that didn't cost a whole ton of money. What would be a good alternative? The Linksys E4200? Related resources Small business network setup - Forum Small Business Server Addon - Forum Need help setting up small business ! - Forum How about suggestions for a small business pc? - Forum Small business server - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Emerald a b X LAN May 13, 2012 4:23:04 PM Share get the 16 port switch and connect all the computers and servers to it. when they are ready to add an AP, buy a router and configure it as an AP. This way you can have a replacement on hand when the WRT54GL finally gives up. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/36406-43-convert-wire... johnkerry May 14, 2012 6:11:32 PM Emerald said:get the 16 port switch and connect all the computers and servers to it. when they are ready to add an AP, buy a router and configure it as an AP. This way you can have a replacement on hand when the WRT54GL finally gives up. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/36406-43-convert-wire... How would the DHCP be handled? Emerald a b X LAN May 14, 2012 7:37:28 PM the router can handle the DHCP johnkerry May 15, 2012 8:00:55 PM Best answer selected by johnkerry. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] cess-point Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] cess-point Forum How to Start a Small Computer Building Business Forum NAS for small business - which one? Forum IBM's PC business up for sale Forum Adding a computer to a windows small business server network Forum Recommendation - small business ADSL Modem/Router Forum Small Business Server Forum Small Business Network Router Forum Feedback on Small Business Network (with diagram) Forum Small business network Forum Setting Up Home / Small Business Network Using Server 2008 R2 Forum Example of small-business insecure network configuration Forum Router Setup Forum [Solved] 1 mb transfer rate on Windows 7 home network Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !