[lug] Network Question
todd at shredsnow.com
Tue Oct 7 14:38:35 MDT 2008
Have you tested throughput between the NAS and desktop (or linux server) via
a hard-wired connection (both plugged into the Netgear ProSafe) to find you
still have slow network performance?
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 12:58 PM, kevin kempter <kevin at kevinkempterllc.com>wrote:
> Hi BLUG;
> I want to try and take advantage of gigabit networking in my Home Office. I
> recently bought a Lacie 2TB NAS RAID and I find it to be dog slow.
> Here's what I currently have:
> Qwest VDSL is routed into a 5-port hub. (I do this because my VIOP box
> doesn't work if it's behind the firewall)
> The 5-port hub is a Netgear 5 port 10/100/1000 switch GS605 v2
> From the 5-Port hub I have one cat5 going to my VOIP box and one feeding
> the router/firewall (a USR 8200)
> From the USR 8200 I have one cat5 feeding into a Netgear ProSafe 16 port
> 10/100 switch
> I run cat5 connectons from the 16 port switch to the following:
> - a mac extreme airport base station (all the desktops use the wireless)
> - my Linux servers
> - The Lacie 2TB NAS
> - 2 network printers
> Here's my questions:
> can I upgrade only the Netgear ProSafe 16 port switsh for a gigabit switch
> and get the benifits of the gigabit
> bandwidth ?
> I assume I'll need to back off the wireless and run cat6 cables to the
> Lacie NAS and the desktops that want to interact with it yes?
> Also, any suggestions per a replacement for my USR 8200 that allows client
> VPN connections, gigabit ports and a
> secure (yet easy to configure) firewall / router ?
> Thanks in advance..
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