Upgrade network - router or switch first?
Posted on 2011-03-08
Hello I need some advice on upgrading a network.
I am planning on upgrading a network that has 10/100 hubs and a RV042 router. I currently have 30 users with about 40 active devices (pcs and printers, etc..). We continue to use more applications and web hosting tools. The office continues to grow and I have a limited budget.
a. ISP router 2800 Cisco, integrated T1, about 1mb dedicated to data
b. RV042 router
c. 2008 App Server (2008 R2, x64)
d. 2003 web server (web edition)
e. 16 port hub 10/100 and 24 port hub 10/100
f. three wifi router/hubs to support wifi in the office
I want to get some business class equipment so I think I may have to choose between a good router/firewall (i.e. sonicwall) or a GB managed switch.
Which would you recommend doing first and why?