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Review my small business network layout

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[1] Port --> Switch
Switch --> Computer [N]


Details of Router ports.
WAN Port to internet
Lan 1 to switch
Lan 2 to Server[1]
Lan 3 to Server[2]
Lan 4 empty

Details of Switch ports
Lan [1] to router
Lan [2-16] to clients

Equipment
Router: Linksys WRT54GL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190

Switch: Cisco Small Business SR2016T-NA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833150078
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  1. I would go with a 24 port giga switch and connect all the computers to it

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817111031

    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
  2. 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?
  3. Best answer
    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-wireless-router-wireless-access-point
  4. 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-wireless-router-wireless-access-point

    How would the DHCP be handled?
  5. the router can handle the DHCP
  6. Best answer selected by johnkerry.
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