[lug] Network Question

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Tue Oct 7 22:47:34 MDT 2008

John Hernandez wrote:
> You may find that full duplex fast-e is plenty fast, particularly
> coming from wifi.  I'd start by running one cat6 from a desktop to the
> existing Netgear switch and disabling the wireless adapter.  I suspect
> you'll be plenty happy with the results, and if so, cable the
> remaining desktops.  You can always drop in a new switch Gig-e switch
> down the road if your NAS bottlenecks on fast-e.  Graph the load on
> the NAS ethernet interface to help you determine if it's time for a
> Gig-e switch.

Exactly.  Measure first then optimize.  “Premature optimization is the 
root of all evil”.

(See http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/ch01s06.html#rule_of_optimization).

This is a good thread.  Thanks!


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