Originally Posted by Mfusick
You missed my post. I edited it.
This is how I have mine set up now. I just need another switch.
Any reason I could not do this:
Cable wire to cable modem.
Cable modem to Router.
Router to switch #1.
Router to Switch #2
Switch #1 to server, HTPC and Desktop
Switch #2 to AVR, Bluray, Tivo, Xbox
laptops, Iphones and other devices all wireless.
Would the laptop not have server access???
Asking it it's just better to run everything off a new router I buy that has 10/100/1000 speed and run a single cord from router to the switch I already own in my AVR closet in the bedroom.
Everything else would hook directly to the new router- with wires. (Desktop and server)
Issue is I need about 4 internet connections in my AVR closet, including a HTPC but I only have a single wire running to it.
The wire is run under the floor in the basement, which is finished with a drop ceiling.
Not that I could not run four more cables but it's not something I desire to do. It's an all day project that will frustrate me.
Currently - My set up was the router ran a wire to the AVR closet into a switch- then hooked all the stuff up to that switch.
ZON2020 it telling me I should do another switch- so just wondering if that is better to add a switch and use two of them- or if I should just get a new router.
My concern- is if the HTPC is into the router # 2 in AVR closet will it have full access and speed to the server running on #2 switch ???Edited by Mfusick - 7/13/12 at 10:26am