I am hosting a LAN party in about 3 weeks and I am currently getting all the hardware ready.
About 20 people are invited and everyone is connected by LAN (it’s a LAN! party ) so I need a switch.
I do have a switch with 48 ports but it is only 100Mbit. Will this work or do I need to buy a 1Gbit switch?
We will be playing just local games as there is no usable external internet connection (there is a mobile network connection, just to log in steam and such)
There will be a local Minecraft server that is hostet on an additional pc so my calculation is 100Mbit connection to server divided by 20 players gives everyone a 5Mbit connection. Is this possible to play lag free? same goes for Garry’s mod?
I just want to hear some thoughts
the upgrade to Gbit would be around 50$ for something used here in Switzerland but i would rather safe the money for games…
For some reason I couldn’t connect to my Minecraft server via the same network, I had to connect to it via internet, might save some hassle if you make sure your switch/server has all the settings setup and can connect without the internet before hand
Dont forget hygiene. Remember that this is pretty much an orgy of connections, one of those 20 PCs may have malware that can spread into the network. Have a good antivirus solution (or use linux), update windows if you have not done so and update windows defender as well.