Im setting up my first major network for a company with 14 PCs. I need a network wot wud u say is best to use fibre optic or wireless and wot type of network. They download big files of 4-6Gbs shud i tell them to upgrade to DVD-rw rather than CD-RW ohh i have a budget of aroung £30k
What do the pc's run, and what operating systems are you familar with?
If you want to base it all on Windows, (which is the easiest) I would say you need to get a server out of your budget, and use it for file and print sharing.(I wouldn't recommend a peer to peer network)I would recommed that you go with a standard ethernet network, using RJ45 cables. Whether or not you go for 100mb ethernet, or Gigabit ethernet is up to you and your budget, though I would say that 100mb should be enough for the amount of PC's that you are talking about at the minute. (Just remember to take into account planned future growth).