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10 views

No ethernet link with certain combination of devices and cables

I have a problem that seems odd to me. I have a small patch panel in my home which is wired to various outlets. Until recently, I was running my router (an Asus RT-N66U) near the panel but am now ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Connect main (serving) PC to router or to switch in high traffic LAN?

I am restructuring my home network after finally upgrading my aging Linksys WRT54G router to an Asus RT-N66U. All desktop computers are gigabit ethernet wired connections utilizing multiple switches. ...
0
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1answer
92 views

Connect 4G router to multiple devices via Ethernet cable

I have a 4G router (Huawei e5172) with one LAN port (DHCP enabled). I need to connect 3 PCs and 1 wireless access point to this router via Ethernet so I got a 5-port Ethernet switch and connected it ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Giving a switch an IP Address so I can telnet into it

Right, so I've just reloaded my switch resetting the to complete default configuration. It's a Cisco Catalyst 3560. What I am trying to achieve is this: Giving the switch an IP Address, then telnet to ...
0
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1answer
39 views

I have split my PPPoE connection with an Ethernet switch and now I am getting the same speed in both PC simultaneously. why is that?

Not that I am complaining or anything, its just that I am overwhelmed! I have a PC and a laptop and a Netgear 5 port Fast Ethernet Switch. I connected both of my computers to the switch and started ...
0
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2answers
56 views

How to create a home network over a wide area [closed]

I am trying to design a flexible and "future-ready" home network for our 3-story, 5-room townhouse, with a 4-port ethernet wall plate in each room, using one of the ports in each room as an input and ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Can i join one server with multiple ethernet wires to switches

I saw one video where the user has one 100mb switch and other Giagbit switch. Then he has his all servers first network card connected to 100mb switch and second to the Gigabit switch he says that ...
0
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1answer
76 views

How can I connect to a router through a switched ethernet network?

I have a computer and a router connected at different positions to a switched ethernet network. I want to connect them as if I had plugged my computer directly into the router. As I understand it, ...
0
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2answers
33 views

Dual wifi router setup

Can I use a gigabit ethernet switch plugged into my cable modem and then plug two different wifi routers into the switch. I want to use my new high speed router to always go through my VPN and my old ...
4
votes
1answer
872 views

What happens if an unmanaged ethernet switch is looped (connected to itself)?

I don't know much at all about networking, and I when I tried to find an answer to this online I found someone who posted a one sentence answer saying "It would cause lots of broadcasts and ...
7
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1answer
80 views

Two Devices, Same Subnet, No Communication

This is a stripped down version of my home network, and my problem is I can not get 192.168.20.100 to communicate with 192.168.20.4. The workstation pings both routers and the server fine, and ...
18
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1answer
2k views

Looking for a fiber optic “switch” or “router” for home use

The gist of my question: What is a "fiber optic" switch called? I.E. a layer 2 ethernet switch that uses fiber TX and RX connections and sends layer 2 network traffic between the fiber strands ...
1
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3answers
326 views

How to communicate with devices that have the same IP address

I have a situation where I need to communicate via telnet to multiple devices that have the same IP address. The context is that I am writing a "final test" of devices in a manufacturing facility. ...
0
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0answers
86 views

3com OfficeConnect 8 port switch freezes/crashes?

I have some old 3com OfficeConnect 8 port switches. I have two of them, switch A and switch B, connected together and some hosts connected to the ports of both switches. When I let a host on switch A ...
0
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2answers
421 views

Gigabit Ethernet switch under Megabit router

Suppose I am very poor, which I am, I can only afford a 10/100 router and a gigabit switch. If I am to connect everything under my router which runs at 10/100M, everything will of course runs at ...
0
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0answers
138 views

Can't connect to device behind switch

probably it's a very simple question, but I'm not a network expert. At home I have a modem router with WIFI + LAN (D-LINK DSL-2680), in another room I plugged a switch (Netgear GS208) and then ...
2
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2answers
176 views

Regarding Home Network and Structured Panel

I have a question that maybe pretty simple for those who are little more adept at this. Recently, I've been wanting to get the Ethernet ports around my house (which was built last year) live. I have a ...
0
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0answers
306 views

LAN connection not working for 100mbps half/full and auto for one particular LAN point

I use unlimited broadband internet connection through LAN provided by our internet provider, without any domestic router. Recently, I am not able to connect my ACER laptop to the net as a message ...
2
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0answers
170 views

Windows 8 on network and self-assigned IPs

Whenever I turn off my computer, my friend's computer (who is on the same network) loses Internet access and grabs a self-assigned IP, and the router stops reporting any computers connected to the ...
0
votes
1answer
224 views

Computer crawls when connected to switch but not router

I just upgraded to GS605 Netgear gigabyte switches on my network, and I use Cat 5e cables, so I can use the gigabit Ethernet. One of my Windows PCs seems to have a very slow connection. I see an ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

FDN and Link LEDs on when computer is off

My computer is off, but the FDN and Link/Act lights are still on for its channel on my network switch. Is it affecting my network, because when my computer is off other devices on the switch lose ...
0
votes
1answer
228 views

Computer Assigning DHCP IP Addresses on Switch

I have four computers on my network, and an Xbox 360, all of which plug into my Comcast router in the following fashion: Comcast plugs into the router box. Port three of the router goes to a small ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Home Networking Issue with Switch

I have an Allied Telesyn 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch. Plugged in is the main line to port one, direct from my Comcast router, an IBM ThinkCentre 8143-28U to port two, an Xbox 360 "classic" (mfr ...
12
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3answers
3k views

Will multiple switches slow transfer speed

I want to create link between a data server (It's more like NAS) and around 300 computers. Data transferred per day is around 2GB/computer and speed really matters. If I use a single switch it would ...
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1answer
103 views

Any switches powered over Ethernet? [closed]

My home has a single Ethernet jack going to most rooms. In some rooms I'd like to expand that into several ports so I'm going to be putting a small switch next to each one. All the switches I've seen ...
0
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2answers
6k views

Can I split one ethernet line coming out of my wall into multiple separate lines?

Hi all and thanks in advance. I'll start with some background. I live in an apartment which provides internet service included in the rent. They use company called pavlov for the internet ...
0
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1answer
204 views

Networking a POE VOIP phone and a non-POE router with one Ethernet port [closed]

I'm wiring up an office with one available Ethernet wall jack. The jack currently services a VOIP phone that is powered over the Ethernet cord and has no normal plug. I need to set up a small network ...
0
votes
0answers
240 views

What is the most likely reason for all the lights to go out on the ethernet router every 5 seconds?

I have a 5 port 10/100 ethernet hub (cheap "Dynex" brand sold only at FutureShop) at home, and it has started going into a weird failure mod, I call it the "reset loop" but I have no idea if I'm right ...
0
votes
1answer
788 views

Ethernet switch not working

I've just tried using two different ethernet switches on my network to replace an 8-port Netgear gigabit ethernet switch, which works fine, but doesn't have enough ports for what I need. Computers are ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't connect two PCs to a Network Switch at the same time (Windows 7)

I have two computers connected to a network switch and every once in a while one of the computers will lose its internet connection. It's almost always the same computer every time. However, if I play ...
2
votes
2answers
909 views

Does using cat5e cables yield any disadvantages in combination with cat6/cat6a network?

If I were to have a fully compliant cat6 or cat6a network running through my walls... that is to say, wires and jacks... What would be the concequence of plugging a cat5e wire into one of the jacks? ...
1
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3answers
926 views

How to tell a router from a switch/hub?

I recently got a ADSL modem with Ethernet ports for providing Internet to more than one client, So how can i tell my ADSL modem is acting as a switch ,router or hub. The function that I have noticed ...
1
vote
3answers
660 views

Can a gigabit switch's performance degrade over time?

I have this Netgear 5-port gigabit switch. You know, one of those rounded white models. Well, it worked well in combination with a Netgear DSL router for a few years. The network topology is ...
4
votes
2answers
580 views

Should I wire directly to the basement for ethernet, or have a switch connected to another switch?

I have a project where I'm wiring my home for ethernet. I have four bedrooms upstairs, all of which are getting two ethernet connections each, and then a few rooms downstairs as well. I was thinking ...
3
votes
2answers
22k views

What is the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 broadcasts?

As written in the title my first question is, what's the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 broadcasts? If a host sends a layer 2 broadcast, the switch sends it to all of his ports, but not to ...
0
votes
3answers
544 views

Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice

Coming into my home, have a modem connected to an allegedly 20mb broadband connection. The modem has a single ethernet output. At present, I have it wired into a WRT54G 1.1 10/100 router with 4 ports ...
3
votes
2answers
214 views

What decides the “priority” of downloads running through an ethernet switch?

we have one broadband internet connection, which through a very basic switch is divided through I think four machines. I've noticed that when me and my brother start downloads, his consistently ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Can you mix gigabit and 10/100 ethernet on the same network?

I have an Apple Airport Extreme Gigabit router and some new machines I need to put on my network (PS3, Mrs' laptop etc.) but the router has only got four ports so I was thinking of getting a simple, ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

I can't get router and switches configured properly for my home office network

I recently built a new detached garage, with an office above. As such I had it tied into my existing home Ethernet wiring. The Ethernet signal is coming into the garage just fine, but I cannot get ...
0
votes
0answers
253 views

Home networking - Wireless switch?

I currently have a Linksys WRT160N that has a couple wireless clients and a few wired clients. We are planning to switch from DSL to cable and unfortunately, there isn't a cable point in a location ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Linksys by Cisco EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch

I'm looking into buying a switch to expand the one ethernet port on one level. I'm considering "Linksys by Cisco EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch" from Amazon, but I'm not sure what ...
13
votes
3answers
66k views

Difference between Ethernet splitter and switch

I have one Ethernet port that is wired directly to the router on another level. However, I want to run a desktop and a server both off this one Ethernet port. Can anyone tell me the difference ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Is there a driver for a hub?

Is there a driver for a hub/switch? So that I can control the flow of data from the other computer that currently uses bandwidth, so that I could get higher bandwidth.
4
votes
3answers
6k views

Can I connect a switch to a router?

Ok sorry if this is the most basic question in the world but for years I have needed more ethernet ports in my room and my whole house is wired with 1 ethernet port in each room, I also wanted to be ...
10
votes
7answers
5k views

Should I use a network hub or network switch?

I want to put a networking device on an Ethernet connection between 2 digital devices. The communication will be 1-to-1; there will only be 2 devices connected through the networking device. And I ...