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Thread: Insert a 1 Gb switch into existing 100/10 network?

  1. #1
    Alan Browne
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    Insert a 1 Gb switch into existing 100/10 network?

    Here's my current wired network with a WiFi-router.

    WiFi
    cablemodem <--->router<--->Printer
    ^ |
    | |
    | +------->PC-WinXP
    |
    |
    +------->iMac (OS X 10.6.2)


    I want to add a 2 TB NAS, so I want to add a 1 Gbps switch (and Cat 5e/6
    cables).

    Instead of buying a new router with WiFi, it's cheaper to get a 1000
    mbps switch alone if I keep the WiFi Router.

    Can I "insert it" (a switch) into the high speed part of my network and
    leave the "slow stuff" on the outside "WiFi-Router", thus:

    WiFi
    cablemodem <--->router<--->printer
    |
    |100
    |
    switch-1000/100/10
    | | |
    | | |
    | | |
    | | +------>Mac-1000 mbps capable
    | |
    | |
    | +-------->PC(WinXP)-with new 1000mbps card
    |
    |
    +---------->NAS(2 TB) 1000 mbps capable

    Thanks.
    Alan
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  2. #2
    Char Jackson
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    Re: Insert a 1 Gb switch into existing 100/10 network?

    On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 20:46:18 -0500, Alan Browne
    <alan.browne@FreelunchVideotron.ca> wrote:

    >Instead of buying a new router with WiFi, it's cheaper to get a 1000
    >mbps switch alone if I keep the WiFi Router.
    >
    >Can I "insert it" (a switch) into the high speed part of my network and
    >leave the "slow stuff" on the outside "WiFi-Router", thus:


    Yes, should work fine. A lot of us do it that way, including me.


  3. #3
    Alan Browne
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    Re: Insert a 1 Gb switch into existing 100/10 network?

    On 10-02-04 0:52 , Char Jackson wrote:
    > On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 20:46:18 -0500, Alan Browne
    > <alan.browne@FreelunchVideotron.ca> wrote:
    >
    >> Instead of buying a new router with WiFi, it's cheaper to get a 1000
    >> mbps switch alone if I keep the WiFi Router.
    >>
    >> Can I "insert it" (a switch) into the high speed part of my network and
    >> leave the "slow stuff" on the outside "WiFi-Router", thus:

    >
    > Yes, should work fine. A lot of us do it that way, including me.
    >


    Thanks. Just wanted to be sure before sending the order.

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  4. #4
    Char Jackson
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    Re: Insert a 1 Gb switch into existing 100/10 network?

    On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 17:34:20 -0500, Alan Browne
    <alan.browne@FreelunchVideotron.ca> wrote:

    >On 10-02-04 0:52 , Char Jackson wrote:
    >> On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 20:46:18 -0500, Alan Browne
    >> <alan.browne@FreelunchVideotron.ca> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Instead of buying a new router with WiFi, it's cheaper to get a 1000
    >>> mbps switch alone if I keep the WiFi Router.
    >>>
    >>> Can I "insert it" (a switch) into the high speed part of my network and
    >>> leave the "slow stuff" on the outside "WiFi-Router", thus:

    >>
    >> Yes, should work fine. A lot of us do it that way, including me.
    >>

    >
    >Thanks. Just wanted to be sure before sending the order.


    Holler if you have any issues, but I don't think you will.


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