The Main router in my planned office network assigns IP addresses to all PCs through DHCP and also connects to the internet via GPON modem. 5 PCs and 1 server are connected to a 8 Port simple switch. Another port of the switch is connected to the main router so that everyone gets internet access.
Now there will be huge amounts of data transfer between the 5 PCs and the server randomly.
I was wondering will all the data go through the main router during transfers, since all the IP addresses are a function of the main router itself and the switch is just an idiot box? Will this overload the cheap router and I need to buy a enterprise grade router to handle all the data? I'm already buying a robust Gigabit switch.
Thanks in advance! :)