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RE: [K12OSN] New Install ? on Switch



Hi Karen,

If you will have a server in each room, then 3 switches is the obvious choice. Make sure you get a switch, not a hub. Switches route data more efficiently than hubs. A 16-port switch will give you room to grow in each room, and can be purchased for less than $50.00 each.

If you are using a single server for all three rooms, you will need to run a cable from each room to your server location. A 4th switch may be needed (could be a small, 4-port) to connect each room's feed cable to the server. If this is the route you are going make sure to get a switch that has a feature called 'Auto MDX'. This lets you connect standard patch cables to the switch without worrying about crossover cables.

If you can provide more specifics about your setup, I can make recommendations.

Hope this helps...

Regards,

William  

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> Subject: [K12OSN] New Install ? on Switch
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> If I want to set up 3 rooms with 10 pcs each, what kind of 
> switch(es) would you purchase?  Do I put a switch in each 
> room?  A 24 port and a 16 port to allow for expansion?
> 
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> 
> Thanks,
> Karen Hoffmann
> New Haven, MO
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