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Re: [K12OSN] New Install ? on Switch



Hi, William.

Thanks for the info.  I wish I could provide more specific details, but I
have no idea what I'm doing.  My goal is to put approx. 10 computers into
each of 3 classrooms.  It's been suggested that it would be less expensive
to purchase one "good" server, than three small ones.  All I know for sure
is that our school does not have the funds to keep adding new computers or
buying Microsoft licenses.  Somehow, I have to make Linux work -- but it's
not easy when you're completely clueless!

Or, maybe I should start with one classroom and one server before I get
myself into this too deep?  Again, I'm open to all suggestions.

Thanks,
Karen
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Parrott" <wparrott gcps1 com>
To: "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 4:12 PM
Subject: 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
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: k12osn-bounces redhat com
> > [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of hoffmann fidnet com
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 4:56 PM
> > To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
> > Subject: [K12OSN] New Install ? on Switch
> >
> > 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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