I have an Asus router connected to a Netgear 16 port switch. The switch feeds most of the house and one cable goes to my office to a Netgear 5 port switch. My Roamio and Premiere plug into the router. In my office, I have the Mini, my printer and PC in the 5 port switch. I had to set all Tivo devices to static IP to get them to work with each other.
After setting all this up, my Wife's PC couldn't get on the internet. She is plugged into the 16 port. I unplugged the 5 port and rebooted her PC, then it worked. I reconnected the 5 port all was fine for a day. Next day my Office PC was dead slow. I unplugged and reconnected the 5 port and it got better, but then we find hers is slow. More uplugging and restarting and it's better for a while.
Could the mini be hogging all my local bandwidth? Both switches are the 100mbps series, would gigbit models be better?
Should all my PCs have static IPs? Is there a downside to doing this?