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Old 08-06-2007, 08:11 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I would only trust a netgear switch there suppose to be best in the biz and there are much smaller lower cost solutions that one has 24 ports whilst you only need 9 and a line in.....
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Yah but take a look at that zonet's reviews... You're saving so much money too.
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I would only trust a netgear switch there suppose to be best in the biz and there are much smaller lower cost solutions that one has 24 ports whilst you only need 9 and a line in.....
not sure who says they are best in the biz... i'd personally find an older cisco switch
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Well I asked around and apparently switches don't let you access the internet... only LAN. Anyone know of a cheap 9-14 port router?
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Well I asked around and apparently switches don't let you access the internet... only LAN. Anyone know of a cheap 9-14 port router?
Whoever told you that is an idiot. Here's a simple little diagram for you.


I would stick with linksys and pick up a linksys router, quality parts.
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TP-Link 16 port gigabit switch - $99.99
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or if you really want to go with Netgear, there's this

But TP-Link is descent
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Modem > Router/firewall > switch > PCs. No point in getting a 14 port router. I have my room networked with a gigabit switch and access to the internet via a WRT54G router with a link to the switch. I get just as good throughput as anyone.
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you could also use the Router for wireless so people can bring there own laptops if they want......
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you could also use the Router for wireless so people can bring there own laptops if they want......
This would only be a good idea if the system calculated how long someone on wireless was playing, unless you felt like keeping track yourself.
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why would you need to know how long they have been playing......... just cycle the password for the network every 2hours and people pay for a 2 hour session.

You get programs which allow you to have multiple password for the wireless which all work but have a timed session so when you buy a ticket it really does last an hour worth of access and then the password is eradicated and the wireless disconnects.
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