ntm1275 wrote:My SLM2008 was fairly easy to set up
If you decide to go for one of the Cisco switches, I can provide you with the steps on how to set it up
I just ordered the Cisco SLM2008T-NA Smart Switch (model SG200-08) and would like some advice.
My Synology NAS (DS1812+) will be in the basement. I plan on installing two Ethernet cables from the basement to the equipment closet in the 2nd floor. The equipment closet is where all the Ethernet cables from all the other rooms in the house converge. I'll install the Cisco Smart Switch in the equipment closet. Now, there's 2 possible things I can do in the basement:
1) The Synology NAS is the only network device in the basement. The two Ethernet cables are connected from the Synology NAS directly to the Cisco Smart Switch in the 2nd floor equipment closet.
2) In the future, I may need to install additional devices that need network connectivity in the basement (such as a PC or Mac server). If so, will I need a 2nd Cisco Smart Switch in the basement as well? The 2 LAN cables from the Synology NAS connect to the basement Smart Switch, and the basement Smart Switch connects, with 2 cables, directly to the 2nd floor equipment closet switch?
How do I configure the Cisco Smart Switch(es) in the 2 scenarios above? I took a quick look at the Cisco Administration Guide, and it talks about using Static LAG or Dynamic LAG. Not sure which one I should use. Can someone help with the step-by-step needed to configure Link Aggregation?