Here is a scenario for deploying a Windows 7 64 Pro peer network-- in particular, a Windows PC hosting a shared internet connection for other machines. I plan to connect the Windows machine host to the household router (and internet) upstream, and connect the same host to a switch downstream, in order to create a subnet to which are connected two or more Windows peer machines.
All this is for security purposes. To be frank, we have kids in the house-- teens, let's say-- who need to have their internet connections monitored by some "Net Nanny" type of program to help them stay out of trouble. That is why they will be on a subnet attached to the Windows shared connection host machine.
Now, the issue and question-- with streaming music, the video must be acceptable. On the Windows internet shared connection host machine, is it better to have a faster CPU with only 4gb to enable teens to stream music and video, or to have more RAM (8gb) and a slower CPU? I realize other parameters apply, but I do not have them, at the moment.
The incentive and interest for many Bleeping Computer forum readers is self-evident-- they, too, may have kids on the household connection. They may need to use this shared connection host approach in order to run a packet scanner and to monitor content effectively on a single gateway machine, but without slowing down the traffic so much the natives become restless.
Edited by hamluis, 02 May 2015 - 03:48 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.