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Review my small business network layout

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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[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=N82E168...

Switch: Cisco Small Business SR2016T-NA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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
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?
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a b X LAN
May 13, 2012 4:23:04 PM
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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...
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?
a b X LAN
May 14, 2012 7:37:28 PM

the router can handle the DHCP
May 15, 2012 8:00:55 PM

Best answer selected by johnkerry.
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