Best Switching Practice?
Posted on 2005-04-25
i've got following situation.
5 switches in a school (3 buildings)
Room 1 has a 24 ports Switch. Linked to Room 2
Room 2 has a 16 ports switch linked to to Room 1 and Room 3
in Room 2 there's the broadband ADSL router.
Room 3 has a 16 ports switch linked to room 4 and room 2
Room 4 has a 16 ports switch linked to room 3.
now we've bought a new building (in the middle of the first two)
What's the best way to link the 5 switches?
in a scheme it looks like:
R1 < > R 2 <> R 5 <> R3 <> R4
To gain speed, should I connect R5 also to R1 and/or R4
or connect R3 to R2 too ?
Should I use two cables to link the swithces?...
What's the best way?