What is my strange home network setup missing?
November 30, 2008 2:27 PM Subscribe
Home networking question: What piece of hardware do I need to share a ... actually I don't know how to phrase it correctly so I've included links to 2 simple schematic drawings. I need help connecting a file server and an Xbox 360 to my home network.
Basically what I want is this
. What should that mystery box be? Would a switch work? A network hub? Another router? The file server and the 360 don't exist yet, but I've checked the powerline network connection and it works. Wireless can be wonky in my house, and I don't want to connect the 360 wirelessly anyway. The router and cable modem (oh, there's an assumed cable modem between router and internet connection; sorry) can't be moved. Bizarre, I know, but true. Would this work? Are there other problems I haven't foreseen? Would server performance be hurt? I eventually want to set this server up to stream media, serve to me through a VPN connection when I'm elsewhere, etc.
If that setup wouldn't work, or if there's no such piece of hardware as I would need for the mystery box, would this setup
work? Would the two powerline adapters interfere with each other?