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Re: Setting up wired (1000Mbps) + wireless network



Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 June 2005 09:37, William Hooper wrote:
>
>> Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
>>
>>> 2. M1
>>> will act as firewall and router. This is because 1000Mbps capable
>>> routers are still too expensive for me.
>>
>> Unless you have a really fast internet connection (faster than 100
>> Mbps)
>> it won't matter if the router isn't 1000 Mbps.
>
> Well the internet is only cable modem, so yes it wont matter for the WAN.
> But
> I'd like to have gigabyte for the LAN. The routers that have this is still
>  more expensive than just switches.

You are talking about buying both anyway.  Just use the Gigabit switch to
plug everything into it.  Your router's 100Mb interface will then only be
used for internet traffic.

Unless you have a specific reason you need a more powerful router (before
someone jumps in and comments how much better using a Linux box is than
using a standalone NAT device).

-- 
William Hooper


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