Hi Im going to arrange a Lan Party for 500-2500 people. I've done some research, but Im still not sure what to aim for in the networking section.
This is my approach as is:
1 Backbone switch with between 100-500 Gbps total switching capacity depending on the number of users (as said before 500-2500)
For each group of 16 people there will be a 10/100 manageable switch with double gigabit uplinks, for connection to the backbone.
I still don't know what to aim for in the routing department, because Internet access will be needed.
What's the difference between a router and a Layer-3 switch?
I'd appreciate any help!