Networking 3 rooms with switches??
Posted on 2004-10-23
I wonder if anybody can confirm something for me..
I have 3 rooms, each room is connected by 1 cable of cat 5e... actually what happens is
Room A cable to Room B
and Room B cable to Room C
hence Room B has 2 cables, 1 coming from room a and another coming from room b
I want to be able to network all 3 rooms together, now i believe that if I install 1 8 port hub in each room then i would end up with 2 much colliisions on the network, because hubs are not smart i.e learning where as Switches are...
Switches would learn where pc 13 is and pc 5 is .. and instead of broadcasting on the networking it would directly travel to correct room..
Is this right?? I think I am on the right lines.... can somebody confirm this...
If this is true can anybody suggest a low cost SWITCH (learning hub) for a small installation..... 8 port switches would do, actually one room only needs a 4 port one...
Something like a 3com or LINKSYS or similar but as low price as possible..
Any help anybody can offer would be really great