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What do I need to use to connect my server to multiple computers around my house?

Harry L B
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I'm not sure what I need to use. Maybe a switch or a router but I'm not sure in this case.

 

Any help would be great

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1 minute ago, Harry L B said:

I'm not sure what I need to use. Maybe a switch or a router but I'm not sure in this case.

 

Any help would be great

Welcome to the LTT forums! You can use your home network, but it is greatly advised that you use an ethernet connection (preferably CAT6) to connect your computers, as 802.11AC (yes I know it has a new name, I don't care) can struggle to achieve the necessary bandwidth. (also note most routers include a network switch, so you are using a network switch regardless if you are using Ethernet)

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Just plug it into the same router (network) your other PCs are connected to. 

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Hello and welcome to the forum. We need more information, what do you want to do do with the server, but ideally you'd need a switch, but you'd need one that has around 8 to 16 ports

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  • 3 weeks later...

All of the ports on my router are full up, I probably wasn't clear that I needed something to give me more ports. My server handles all of my virtualization needs.

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4 hours ago, Harry L B said:

All of the ports on my router are full up, I probably wasn't clear that I needed something to give me more ports. My server handles all of my virtualization needs.

how many ports does your current switch have?

you can just upgrade your switch if thats the case. but if your totally unsure how to do switch programing in terms of specific case which i dont think you need.

you'll need to figure out if you need poe or non poe switch (poe - power over ethernet) which is used to power some cctv etc.

if you dont need poe then go for a unmanaged switch non poe.

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