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Old August 12th, 2023, 04:39 PM
Xrnings Xrnings is offline
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Switch recommendation for small LAN

Id like to get a switch or router recommendation for a small LAN.
I have 5 computers running Windows 10 that need to collectively share a few thousand small files amongst themselves. When file transfers occur, usually several hundred files will be sent. Only rarely will a single file be transferred in isolation. The computers are not connected to the internet, so this is purely a local network. I anticipate that transfers will rely on Windows file sharing -- at least to start with; in the future, other means of sharing may be implemented.
As there is no real need to route traffic, I am leaning more toward a switch than a router.
What specific hardware would forum members recommend? I'd like to get some recommendations, rather than simply buy something that seems good.
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Old August 14th, 2023, 04:49 PM
Homelander Homelander is offline
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Netgear or linksyd gigbyte managed 8 port switch. soon you put the 5 in you wish had 8. plus 8 will allow few more or 2 and link. and wont max out your net. also alliw to try different port if problem.
You may read this article for better knowledge about network switch - https://toptenreviewsite.com/top-10-...urers-of-2023/
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Old August 15th, 2023, 12:57 PM
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I agree on an 8 port device, take a look at https://www.amazon.com.au/Gigabit-10.../dp/B01LPTGPD0, price seems reasonable.
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