Setting Up Network
Posted on 2010-01-06
Im setting up a computer network and would like some advice on a few issues.
The network will include seven or more computers and is in a building where some of the walls are cinderblock. Were performing some reconstruction in the building so we can run wires to most of the rooms. I believe that the use of the network will be, mostly, internet access and some pc-to-pc file sharing. I dont think that there will be a huge demand for file sharing so Im not planning to set up a server/domain system, unless its strongly recommended.
Im trying to figure out the best configuration for networking the computers and would appreciate suggestions for the best configuration of cable modem, routers, hubs, and switches.
These are some of the things Im trying to figure out:
1. Would we get better performance with a ~10 port router or a switch or hub and a 4 port router
2. Will we get better performance and security by using copper connections instead of wireless (some wireless devices dont seem to work well in the building)
3. Any recommendations on cable, connectors, crimping tools and RJ45 wall receptacles