I’m new here, this is my first post, hope I get some help, thank you all in advance!
I’ve upgraded my whole network to a Gigabit network. I just wanted to know how do I check that the MBL is connected as Gigabit and not 10/100?
Is there like a LED that shows that? Or is it in the settings via the web interface.
Also another question I had regarding network traffic. Here is my network setup, so there is some context to my question.
TP Link TD-W8970 ADSL Modem Router:
PORT 1 = Minix Neo X5 (Android Mini PC)
PORT 2 = Echostar Sling Box
PORT 3 = RJ45 to Switch 1 (S1)
TP-Link TL-SG1008D Switch 1 (S1):
PORT 1 = RJ45 from TP Link TD-W8970 Router (For internet)
PORT 2 = Minix Neo X5 For the Kids room
PORT 3 = RJ45 to S2 (Switch 2)
Connection from Switch 1 to Switch 2 is a 10 meter RJ45 from the front of the flat to the back of the flat.
TP-Link TL-SG1008D Switch 2 (S2):
PORT 1 = RJ45 from S1
PORT 2 = MacMini
PORT 3 = WD My Book Live 2TB
PORT 4 = TP-Link TL-WA701D Wifi Access Point
PORT 5 = Nokia Siemens Network Femtocell device (From T-Mobile)
I decided to move the MBL from S1 to S2 nearer to the MacMini as the MacMini is running a Plex server and Transcodes MKV files from the MBL to the Minix Neo X5’s.
Really my question is does it make any difference? The logic behind moving the MBL to S2 from S1 is the fact that I thought there might be a lot of redundant trafic on the one cable connecting the two sitches as data needs to be sent from the MBL to the MacMini and then back to the Minix Neo X5’s over the same cable. By moving the MBL to S2 only data is sent one way to the Minix Neo X5’s from S2 to S1, lowering the traffic on the 10 meter cable? Does this make sense?
Is there a better place you guys suggest I connect the MBL? Should I connect it to the router? The Router is running the DHCP server? Do all the data flow from the router, hence making my theory redundant, as the router is connected to S1, so all the data would still need to go through the 10 meter cable from S2 regardless?
Some advice would be greatly appreciated!