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Windows 7: Distributing wired and wireless broadband around the house, how?

19 Aug 2012   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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Just been searching the net looking at switches. Does it have to be a gigabit switch? Anything in particular I need to bare in mind in relation to switches for my use?
Yes it has to be a gigabit switch as most every PC these days can send files at those speeds.

In most cases purchasing an 8 port non managed gigabit switch for a home network is the way to go which are only around 30- 80 bucks. The managed switches with more ports are much more expensive.

Standard non-managed gigabit 8 port switch.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817111039

Dedicated access point, best on the market, with 4 gigabit Ethernet ports, needs to be plugged into switch and requires AC power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127256


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19 Aug 2012   #12
TableLeg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Yes it has to be a gigabit switch as most every PC these days can send files at those speeds.

In most cases purchasing an 8 port non managed gigabit switch for a home network is the way to go which are only around 30- 80 bucks. The managed switches with more ports are much more expensive.
Thanks i'll have a look at some 8 port switches.

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19 Aug 2012   #13
crash2009

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

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Just been searching the net looking at switches. Does it have to be a gigabit switch? Anything in particular I need to bare in mind in relation to switches for my use?
Are you streaming any video from Freenas?
What is Skybox?
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19 Aug 2012   #14
TableLeg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Are you streaming any video from Freenas?
What is Skybox?
The Freenas is just a backup server, no streaming.

Sky box, is a satellite TV box.
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19 Aug 2012   #15
crash2009

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

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Are you streaming any video from Freenas?
What is Skybox?
The Freenas is just a backup server, no streaming.

Sky box, is a satellite TV box.
That's what I thought. Are you streaming Sky box's signals to any of your PC's?
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19 Aug 2012   #16
TableLeg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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That's what I thought. Are you streaming Sky box's signals to any of your PC's?
No, I don't. The box can only output 1 viewing channel at a time.
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19 Aug 2012   #17
TableLeg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Yes it has to be a gigabit switch as most every PC these days can send files at those speeds.
Does it make any difference whether its a different make to the netgear router?
Im familiar with netgear products having used their routers for 15 years.

Does it require any kind of setting up or is it simply plug and go?
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19 Aug 2012   #18
crash2009

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

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That's what I thought. Are you streaming Sky box's signals to any of your PC's?
No, I don't. The box can only output 1 viewing channel at a time.
So the Sky box outputs to a television?
Why does it need to pe plugged in to the network?

Can you tell me a little more about it?
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19 Aug 2012   #19
TableLeg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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So the Sky box outputs to a television?
Why does it need to pe plugged in to the network?

Can you tell me a little more about it?
The network connection provides for downloadable TV content (Sky Anytime). You can look through a series of programs and select one to watch which is then downloaded to the box through the network connection. The box itself has a HDD for recording TV content.

This should give you some more specific info on the box
Sky+ HD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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19 Aug 2012   #20
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Yes it has to be a gigabit switch as most every PC these days can send files at those speeds.
Does it make any difference whether its a different make to the netgear router?
Im familiar with netgear products having used their routers for 15 years.

Does it require any kind of setting up or is it simply plug and go?
Netgear stuff is ok also, switches can work with any router doesn't matter. Plug and play on the switches for sure.

The wireless A/P's require the basic wireless set up procedure.
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