It does not matter if every thing goes from the 24 ports to the closet
through one port/cable, network is designed to work this way.
Switching to Wireless is Not a simple affair of just buying a Wireless
Router, there is a lot of security issues involved Wireless in professional
environment, and it might be risky if it Not planned carefully ahead. In
addition Wireless bandwidth is much more restrictive for multiple users than
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
"J" <japhyrider2005@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> we have 20 new PCs being setup in a conference room. We have only 5
> jacks in the room wired to our ethernet switch in the wiring closet.
> The powers that be want to just buy a 24 port switch, plug the new
> into the switch and use 1 port on the switch connected to 1 of the
> existing jack that goes back to the switch in the wiring closet. The
> switch in the wiring closet is connected to a router to the internet
> and internet browsing is going to be a big use here. My concern is
> that performance will suffer due to all 20 PCs going through 1 port.
> Shouldn't we at least buy five 4 port switchs and make use of all 5
> jacks in the conference room.
> Or, connect a wireless router to 1 of the jacks and put wireless NICs
> in the PCs (Vista Home Basic o/s). Does that buy us anything?
> Thanks for any advice and please let me know if the scenario needs