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retrofit small office network

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The basics first:
Currently, i have 6 computers running windows xp and windows 2000 on a peer to peer network.  
We currently share ms access databases, spreadsheets and quickbooks accounting files across the network

Problem:
Some of our files have grown from 10Mb to over 300Mb, thus slowing network access.
We would like to add wireless technology for a couple of laptops we have in the office

Proposed resolution
- rewire office with cat6
- purchase Netgear GS108 switch (10/100/1000 copper gigabit switch)
- purchase Netgear GA311 PCI Adapters for all computers
- purchase Netgear FWG114P wireless router

Proposed setup
connect ADSL Modem to Netgear FWG114P wireless router, setup DHCP
connect Netgear GS108 switch to Netgear FWG114P
connect office computers to GS108

I am looking for reviews and comments on this proposed set up.
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Sounds great.  Just make sure that you secure the wireless as much as possible.  I would also put the DSL Modem, Router and Switch on a good UPS.
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thanks for the reply.

I didn't even consider the UPS.  Any recommendations?
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I would go with an APC.  I've always had great luck with them. An APC Back-ups 350 or so should be sufficient with those few items on it.
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thanks much...
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