I have a setup as follows:
LAN with a couple computers on them (one Windows XP and one Fedora Core) both with Fast Ethernet cards. These machines have Intenet connectivity via a Internet router. This router has a ethernet connection on the WAN side and a 4 port fast ethernet switch on the LAN side.
This has served me well, but I would like to upgrade the LAN to Gigabit ethernet speeds. I have looked for an Internet router with an integrated Gigabit switch on the LAN side, but have come up empty.
I was thinking I could just purchase a plain Gigabit ethernet switch, replace the fast ethernet cards with Gigabit ethernet cards, replace the Cat5 with Cat5E/6 and then plug the computers into the new Gigabit ethernet switch. And then plug the uplink port of the gigabit switch into one of the fast ethernet ports of the Internet router.
Should I still have Internet connectivity to the two computers but with the added benefit of now Gigabit ethernet speeds between the two machines on the LAN?
I just want to make sure I am not missing anything here.