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Old October 23, 2012, 10:28 AM
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i don't know why it needs to be that fancy.... a collapsed backbone network is easiest for LAN gaming.. and you won't run out of addresses on a single subnet. Stackable smartswitches are a must... aggregate linked with ethernet or with SC fiber. And packet inspection capable so you can see pin down a wormed machine or 2 that is nuking the performance of your network.

With PF sense you can throttle the bandwidth so frames meant for gaming apps are prioritized over web,ftp,torrent traffic.

Security shouldn't be a problem.. make the users know that they are at a LAN and if their machine gets hacked it's their problem. The only security I would be concerned with is the on-site game servers.

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