Extra cables or switch. Best data pipe?.
Posted on 2004-10-20
I am wiring our new building for network and phones.
My question is in some rooms we will have multiple pc's.
I understand the difference between a switch and a hub, but dont unsderstand the difference between multiple cables from the patch
panel or one cable from the patch panel and then splitting it in that room with a switch.
Did I lose you?
If I have 3 PC's in one room and run 3 cables from the patch panel to that room one for each PC
will I have a better data pipe than if I run one cable to that room, install a switch and the run cables from that switch?
It will be a Windows 2k3 Network, all Nic's being 10/100
We do move many large files several hundred mb in size.
Thanks for your help.