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Will this be OK? we have seven rooms in the building, so here it goes we have a router with 4 available ports connected to SDSL, im planning to connect two 8 port switches in it then connect all seven 8 port switches (the 7 switches are installed in every room) DSL>>>(1unit) 4 port router>>> (2units) 8 port switches >>> (7 units) 8 port switches >>> nodes ill be using x-over utp for the router to switch and switch to switch, straight on the nodes, primary use of network is to share the internet since theres only one connection, then in the future network servers will be installed depending on the office needs....
ASKED: February 28, 2007  3:49 AM
UPDATED: November 28, 2007  8:54 PM

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I see no reason why this would not work i have setup several smaller scale businesses with the same type of setup, as for crossover or straight through a lot of switches are auto detecting now and will work no matter with you use (but double check first).

The way you have suggested (depending on how big your rooms are) will be the cheapest method i would think as if you were to put 3x 24 port stackable switches out the back and run your 8 ports to wall mounts scattered around each room you will probably end up paying much more for the extra network cable and patch panels than the switches will cost.

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  • Pcprint
    I see no reason why this would not work i have setup several smaller scale businesses with the same type of setup, as for crossover or straight through a lot of switches are auto detecting now and will work no matter with you use (but double check first). The way you have suggested (depending on how big your rooms are) will be the cheapest method i would think as if you were to put 3x 24 port stackable switches out the back and run your 8 ports to wall mounts scattered around each room you will probably end up paying much more for the extra network cable and patch panels than the switches will cost.
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  • PCMTCG
    In a nut-shell, yes, It'll work. Your bandwidth is going to be chewed up with the more users you have on at one time, but if you want network functionality, yes, it'll work.
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  • Engineering
    Price watch wise, you are good, but but performance may be at stake since you're Daisy Chaining X-over to Direct. Not to say it would not work though.
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  • DerekKing
    Yes that will work. Are the ports on the back of the router switch ports or hub ports ? Better if switched, however you don't say how much traffic you will be generating. In my experience, you will do very well to use even 1% of a 100mbps connection. So unless your going to be doing some VERY heavy network transfers, there is no need to worry about bandwidth. Regards Derek.
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