Advice on SMB setup

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Advice on SMB setup
Advice on SMB setup
2018-08-27 19:57:00 - last edited 2021-04-20 11:30:32

So i have a new customer that is installing a network, they are going to have about 233 wired ports they want hot. They are going to be sharing a 1GB fiber connection. They use the internet only, no servers or devices onsite. I was planing on installing 5 48 port switches with a pfsence router. Whats the best way to cross connect the switches together? I was thinking about using fiber but was not sure how to inter connect them so they dont bottleneck too much.

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2018-08-28 03:02:52 - last edited 2021-04-20 11:30:32

Hi

 

Firstly you need to confirm that your pfsence router can support 233 clients.

Then I recommend connecting as many switches as possible directly to the router. Reduce the number of devices passed through during data transmission.

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2018-08-28 03:02:52 - last edited 2021-04-20 11:30:32

Hi

 

Firstly you need to confirm that your pfsence router can support 233 clients.

Then I recommend connecting as many switches as possible directly to the router. Reduce the number of devices passed through during data transmission.

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2018-08-28 18:58:11 - last edited 2021-04-20 11:30:32

So i am building the router, planning on a quad core Xeon, with 16gb DDR3 Ram, and a 32Gb SSD. I can add a couple of 4 port nics, to the machine, so have each port connect to each switch seperatly, instead of internconnect to each switch. I see. Thats a good idea.

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