Trying to figure out if it will be worth getting a different Router with built in Switch,or just a Switch to add to my setup.
I have 4 PC's with 1 IP (have 2 IP's but using 1 at the moment)
i am using a 4 port SOHOware NBG600 Router (Cable connection)
now the question is,would i be better to get a Router that has a built in Switch,or maybe just a Switch for my setup.
i use 1 of the PC's for Fserve on Mirc,and one for an FTP.
both will be download/Uploading files at the same time more then likely.
but with my setup i have now,i am noticing extreme slow downs when both are download/Uploading at the same time.
and thought maybe a switch would help my slow downs.
(My Router now has no built in Switch)
and also the other 2 PC's will be browsing/gaming at the same time as well.(not always,but every now and then)
was thinking on maybe getting the Netgear RT314 Router which has a built in Switch,and can do Port Forwarding.(which my Router can't do)
and also i believe is 10/100,not just 10BT.
(Oh,and if i use my 2nd IP,would things be slow if i ran the cable modem into a Hub/Switch,then the HUB/Switch into the Router for the other 3 PC's?
while the PC with the 2nd IP would run directly into the HUB/Switch for its own IP connection.so i can use one for FTP,and the other running fom Router for the Fserve on Mirc)
Diagram of Setup
I tried the cable modem into Hub,then Hub to Router with 3 PC's into the Router,and my FTP PC straight into the Hub with its own IP.but the FTP PC seemed to perform better then the Fserv running on the Router.would a Switch help even things out connected this way?
Any info would be appreciated.