Comcast vs T1...
Posted on 2011-03-09
I have been called in recently to maintain an existing office network with an older rack mount Win 2003 server environment. It is a DC which also is a DHCP server as well. Their T1 service has been with Cbeyond and they have switched to Comcast Business. They have 2 3Com access points in the building for their wireless. I have installed a Netgear wireless"N" access point now. Also in the mix is a Sonos audio/video stream network. They run one SQL database. There are 18 workstations connected to the domain. A total of 55 devices connected via DHCP including RAS. Printers of course too! I'm wanting to simplify this to a "file server" environment. I'm suggesting to dismiss the DC server, DHCP and RAS to allow the Comcast modem to hand out DHCP. Is the Comcast robust enough for this application? It was a much busier place back in 2000 when it was built. I'd even prefer to switch to a Win 2008 server on a multi-core processor PC vs. the rack mount device. It's just been complicated with the Comcast not being DHCP and DNS issues. I appreciate your thoughts...
PCWoes in Denver
My experience level is self taught for the record :)
Their existing server info is:
Dell Computer Corporation PowerEdge SC1425
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
3.00 gigahertz Intel Xeon (2 installed)
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Hyper-threaded (4 total)