Originally Posted by newtekie1
This is a good switch: Rosewill RC-416 Gigabit Green Ethernet Desktop Met...
I used it in my home network.
Go Modem -> Rotuer -> Switch -> Devices
That will make sure all LAN activity says on the Gigabit network. The only time the router will come into play will be for internet access and DHCP, and anything wireless.
Definitely run a CAT5e cable into the bedroom.
Ok that one looks good, does it usually go one sale for cheaper? Don't need to buy it today.
Might also stop by the goodwill and see if they have anything good.
Originally Posted by brandonwh64
Only in WAN such as online games and file downloading but in LAN the gig switch will do good.
Routers are hard to buy nowadays. I have a bunch at home but they did not meet my needs and money was wasted. They work fine for the average network but do not play well with heavy usage.
You could either buy a higher end one such as AMPed wireless or use an old machine to build one.
Yeah I have no desire to buy a new router at this time. I guess I could add an extra nic to my server if I wanted to build one but seems like overkill for me. The main thing I will be pushing over my network is file backups from the PC to the server and streaming media (up to 1080p) from the server to the PC via XBMC.