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Firewall, Router, Switch design for 5-10 user Small Office network.

By fmuise ·
Any recommendations on what type of set up I would use for a small network of this size, they are switching from P2P, to client-server.

Was thinking about going with some type of linksys router/firewall combination, then a 8 port switch.

They only have 5 users and one printer, and expect to move to 10 within 5 years.

Would this be a favorable design or am I completly off here?

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by jamey123 In reply to Firewall, Router, Switch ...
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go bigger

by ITSeth In reply to Firewall, Router, Switch ...

go for more ports especially if they are going to grow beyond 8 ports (remember, at least 2-3 of them are automatically claimed by your server/router/printer)

If they are doing the expense (i assume) for a new file/DC server, grab a switch that will handle more as well.

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