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#1 Jon is here

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:42 AM

Say I have 8 computers, a file/game server, a 16 port switch, a router with 5 port switch built in and I wanted to optimise the connection for speed, would this be the best way?

16 port switch:
PC1 ---- S
PC2 ---- W
PC3 ---- I
PC4 ---- T
PC5 ---- C
PC6 ---- H
PC7 ---- .
PC8 ---- .

Game/File server connects to 1 port on the 5 port DHCP Router.

The remaining 4 ports on the router connect to 4 ports on the 16 port switch.

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:23 PM

everything you say is fine except for connecting the extra four ports on the router to the switch. Doing this will not do anything at all for an increase in speed. Just leave them empty.
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