Hub, switch or another router?

  brundle 20:52 10 Oct 2006

I have been asked to add more internet access points in a small office, which is already networked and connected to the internet - about 4 extra access points are required, should I get a switch, a hub, or another router? The networked machines are connected to a central server which allocates them a address - I am guessing another router would interfere with this setup, would a hub/switch do DCHP so that the extra machines could be set up without having to manually assign IP addresses?


  Danoh 00:50 11 Oct 2006

DHCP? Pure wired network?

  Strawballs 01:29 11 Oct 2006

Switch because it will allocate bandwidth much like a router whereas a hub just shares it out equally even if only 1 of the four are in use.

  brundle 11:38 11 Oct 2006

Danoh; Yes, pure wired.

Thanks for that, added to shopping list

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