Asus N66u with two switches

Discussion in 'Switches, NICs and cabling' started by Carnagerover, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Carnagerover

    Carnagerover Senior Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Hi all,

    Just looking for some advice, I have an Asus N66U with one GS105 prosafe downstairs and one upstairs. This is my network map:

    Asus N66u - Xbox 360 - Boxee Box - cat6 for downstairs switch - cat6 for upstairs switch.

    Downstairs switch - Readynas Duo V2 - Youview Internet PVR - Apple TV

    Upstairs switch - Home PC - Xbox 360

    Are there any downsides to having two switches on the network, the maximum traffic comes from the Readynas duo as that can transfer files at around 60MB/s from my PC to my Nas drive, with there only being an 10/100 Xbox 360 sharing the same cat5e line to the upstairs router I wouldn't imagine I am going to saturate the line? What are the cons of my current setup? I wanted to elimate all wifi apart from iPads and this was the best way I could think of.

    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
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