I just joined the site today and hoping to get some quick answers if possible!
I'm putting in a small network for my company and just want to run through the configuration to see if it's possible. Any advice, suggestions or tips are greatly appreciated.
The office will have a total of 8 windows PC's. The patch panel is in the basement with 8 ports on it. Right now at our current office we only have 4 computers and we're using a 5 port wireless router. I was wondering if it's possible to use an 8 port switch at the patch panel but have the existing wireless router upstairs somewhere because the basement is solid concrete and won't generate a signal strong enough to reach the top floor. (It's a 3 story office) Basically, is it possible to have the switch at the patch panel and the wireless router upstairs somehow? The data cables have already been run and there are 8 RJ-45 jacks around the office. Please advise...