I am building a network for a local company, but am a bit baffled by the best types of device to use.
The internal network will be running 1000-base-t protocol.
60 users plus 5 additional peripheral devices. I intend to purchase 4 24 port switches for distribution layer (3 for work and 1 for backup) then 1 core switch and 1 for core backup. i'm having trouble deciding on the most suitable types has anyone any ideas? is it best to stay with one vendor or can the backup switches be of lower standard? Also could you recommend a router that will be able to aggregate traffic from a 1 mb leased line?
Thanks in advance