I am running a mixed network (PC and Mac Snow Leopard OS’s) and I have no more ethernet ports on my router (a time machine). Can I used an unmanaged switch and connect the Book World II 6TB to the network, or will I need a router?
My network is a roaming wireless network with 2 Mac wireless LAN’s, but effectively I am using a wired network using these two routers (one is plugged into the back of another through a very long ethernet cable that is wired in the building). I have a long apartment with steel/glass walls that wrap around a solid concrete core of a building, and this is the only network topography I’ve found to work.
On this network, I have 2PC’s, 1 iMac, 1 EPSON wired ethernet printer (Workforce 610), LaCie Network Space Max 4TB drive (which is full thanks to Time Machine), a new Trendnet unmanaged switch (8-port gigabit ethernet). I wish to add another NAS.