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What is the best solution for connecting 3 computers to our network that are on a different floor?

Posted on 2009-05-11
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Hi,

We are expanding our office the the third floor of our office building, currently we are on the fourth floor.  What is the best solution for adding these computers to our network? Running cable or adding a router to the third floor are the solutions that pop into my mind. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Two Options.

1. Run the Three network cables down to your wirng closet  on the fourth floor.
2. Put a second switch downstairs and run two uplink cable from that  switch (one spare) to the forth floor switch.
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Do you have any connection on the 3rd floor at the moment?

If not, then I suggest installing a Switch on the 3rd Floor that connects via an uplink port back to one of your core switches on the 4th Floor.

A router will not be needed on this occasion unless you are putting the users on the 3rd floor on a different network segment, in which case you would either need a Layer 3 Switch or a Router and a Switch.

Cheers,

Bob...
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by:bootreboot
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assuming that you have internet connectivity on the new floor and no way to wire down, have the users VPN into the network.
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by:willbaclimon
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Like Bob_the_builder said, run the cables to the core switch. 2 fiber cables preferred.

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Please close the question if your satisfied
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by:ChrisN131
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Im in a 3 story bulding. When we redid out entire network and phone rooms, I picked 3 rooms that were in the same exact spot on each floor, and have switches for each floor with a single uplink going down to the bottom floor. It will be alot easier just to make 1 run, or if its a hard run,  make 2 as a backup like someone else sugguested. Then just use a switch.
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