Im a Sys Admin, dealing primarily with servers only. When it comes to routers, switches and network products, I have minimal skills in it. I am tasked by a friend to build a network from the ground up for 15 users. Since my weakness is with network hardware, I have a few questions.
1. For 15 users and more in the near future, what download/upload speed should I provide for the ISP who will be providing us a business account? I will be placing the following servers: WSUS, Exchange, File, Backup, Print, DC, AD
2. When it comes to running wires, is that something that consultants normally contract to wiring specialist?
3. I understand that Ill be needing to place some switches, hubs, routers, etc. What are some great and popular switches, hubs, routers, etc.
4. Can anyone provide me some great video links on how to build a good network from the ground up for a person who needs more advance knowledge in networking?
Sorry, I work in a corporation, and I only specialize in servers. I only have skills in managing what is already in existence, so I have minimal architectural skills. I know networks enough to put it together, so I am no beginner. However, I need help with the architecture part, or design part of things.