I will be having a 2x100mbit leased line installed in an office and need to have the following setup:
- 50 workstations
network needs to be:
25 of them on a ring network and 25 on a distributed network
What sort of hardware should I get for this?
Cisco? Some other alternative?
Best Answer sc302 , 06 November 2013 - 16:41
Like I said it is hub and spoke layout, would be also considered a star lan. They are all "home run" to a high end core switch. Regardless of the backbone, which should be a managed switch at the least, the most important item is clock sync. Your latency is going to be the internet or external connection / vpn. There should not be a measurable amount of latency on the local lan...That should be less than 1ms.
Do some research into the terms that you have mentioned, ring network and distributed network. You should pick up on the major flaws with these types of design quickly. Go to the full post