Originally Posted by celegorm
Active switches are more for larger companies who need to percisly control where things go (such as ip subnets).
Thankfully for you, you can get cheap stuff. You need something to assign ip addresses through DHCP (if your server doesn't do this you'll need a router or someone who knows how to manually assign every computer an IP). Then all you need is a switch or two that will give you enough ports to connect all the computers you need.
OK. I have a router, which I can get one ethernet cable from into my basement (where we will be at). I then have this Netgear FS116 Fast Ethernet Switch, how exactly do I set this bad boy up?
I would basically like to have all of the computers on the LAN and internet, and I will have another game server hooked up to the LAN. I can hook the server up either over the switch or directly to my router. I will most likely use wireless, but my friends will all be using the switch.
Thanks for the help so far by the way