Best way to set up mulitple network switches opn a medium business netwrok.
Posted on 2009-04-20
I have a small dilemma that is outside my expertise. I have recently purchased 2 more 3 com 2250 baseline switches (48 +2 +2 Fiber Optic), in addition to the 1 I already have. now my question is how to link them all together to ensure quality network integrity and speed? Should I run 1 cat6 cable from each switch's 1gb ports to another or merely run 1 cable to a standard port for each switch or should I opt for a fiber optic connection between all the switches?
here is my setup and proposed plan,
Switch 1-l contains user cables and most peripherals, including 2, 1 gb connections to my SBS server
Switch 2 -will contain the final 20 users and peripherals, and my 4 ADSL modem connections
Switch 3- will contain all my TCP-IP/RFID door controllers (all need to speak actively with my SBS server)
I know this may be an easy question but I want to install everything correctly and ensure everything stays up to speed and is very professional. Any help is appreciated.