I have a simple question which involves understanding of the purpose of a router.
I've got a small business which consists of several PCs and a router which are all connected to the same 24-port swtich. Occasionally, all PCs on my LAN get disconnected; they can't reach each other or any servers. Power cycling the switch usually fixes.
What I was wondering is whether this problem could be caused by the router which is also our DHCP server. If PC-A pings or connects to Server-A, does router have anything to do with this connection? I assumed since PC-A and Server-A are on the same physical network and same switch, the packets get routed by the switch, but not the router. Is this correct? Can I assume in this case that the fault lies either within cabling, switch or the computers?