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Hello,
My current work setup is having Cable modem (is a Firewall Also) conecting to Linksys SRW2016 swich 1 then switch 1 connecting to Linksys SRW2016  swich 2 (In another building) then switch 1 to the Servers.

Would i see any speed inclease if i go to this setup. Cable modem to Router then Switches and server plug into router?

Thanks,
Mike
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by:gilget
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well, your setup is ok.

you are not gona increase speed if you change the setup.

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by:gilget
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id say its the other way around more likely. ;)

cause then all of your traffic of clients on switch 1 would go over router to server, at this moment, clients on switch one can directly access the servers.
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what are you using as a gateway since you don't have a router?
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by:Dysonsphere9
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Sorry forgot to mention I have a Watchwuard SOHO Between the Cable modem and the Switch 1
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by:gilget
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no matter what you do, dont plug anything into the soho firebox.

make your setup like this.

1. cable modem --> soho firebox --> switch 1 --> Clients, Servers, switch 2 (-->Clients),
just as you have it right now.
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by:Dysonsphere9
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One more question what if i replace switch 1 with a router. no change?
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well, basicaly switch 1 is the one that takes all the network load.
in this setup, switch one has 2 uplinks.
one that has a small network load = the one that goes to the internet router
and one with a large network load = the one that goes to switch 2
and also the interfaces to the servers will have a high load.

so you would be best off having a small 1 GB switch as switch 1.
If you have a router that has an integrated 1GB switch you can let this one act as a switch too of course.
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