1Gbps home network with only 10/100Mbps modem

  munster-shug 16:53 25 Nov 2016
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Hi all. The only 10/100 Mbps component in my home wired network is the modem. Can I use a 1Gbps switch and the layout attached to allow my local home PCs and storage devices to connect at 1Gbps? Any other advice on optimisation appreciated.

  munster-shug 16:57 25 Nov 2016

Sorry. Image hopefully viewable here

  Secret-Squirrel 17:21 25 Nov 2016

Can I use a 1Gbps switch and the layout attached to allow my local home PCs and storage devices to connect at 1Gbps?

I think it'll work just fine. The network switch should allow your Ethernet-connected devices to bypass the router and connect @ 1Gbps.

PS: Your DropBox link is malformed but viewable with some editing and here's a direct link to your second attempt.

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