A network switch or switching hub is a computer networking device that connects network segments.

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100mBit switch traffic greatly degraded - dropped packets over gigabit network

We currently run a network in our office using mostly Gigabit switches: a main 16 port unit at our server room and a second 16 port in a network closet on the main floor. We have a 100mbit switch by ...
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How to work with DSCP values on a ( D-link dgs-1210-48)

I want to configure QoS on a D-link dgs-1210-48. The current configuration is that all values are low except the DSCP values 40 up to 46 It looks like this but only on my configuration the values 40 ...
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8 port router or 3 port router with 5 port switch

I just recently got my condo wired with 6 Ethernet ports. I was wondering is there any performance difference if I were to get either just an 8 port router and just connect everything to it vs if I ...
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topology for an unmanaged switch (firewall)

I'm considering an unmanaged switch. My understanding is that many of these devices explicitly lack a firewall. In that case, what do you use as a firewall? I suppose one option would be to use a ...
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Question about subnetting with switch

I have a setup which includes desktop pc, server pc(would also act as router), raspberry pi and ethernet switch (and possibly other devices if I get new switch). I would like to know if this ...
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Poor throughput to the internet but just fine locally.

I have a router (Linksys E4200) connected to the internet (via external modem) and connected to a Powerline (AV500) device. I have 2 computers connected as follows: Modem <-- 1GbE --> Router ...
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Setup multiple routers with switch [duplicate]

I'm trying to expand the wireless network in my church and am having some issues. I'm not a networking expert so I'd appreciate some input. Here's our setup: AT&T/Motorola Gateway (NVG589) ...
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Setup Help with multiple routers

I'm trying to expand the wireless network in my church and am having some issues. I'm not a networking expert so I'd appreciate some input. Here's our setup: AT&T/Motorola Gateway (NVG589) ...
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How to turn off power/signal on a laptop HDMI port? (It triggers HDMI switch)

I have a automatic/intelligent HDMI switch . Automatic in the way that it always switch to the latest input that receives signals. I have connected a laptop (Windows 7, ati 4670 with official ...
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Verizon FiOS loses IP when multiple devices are connected via a switch

From my Internet router (Verizon FiOS) I have a cat 6 line that connects to an upstairs 8 port switch. From that switch, I’ve connected my Yamaha receiver and TV. This has worked for several years. ...
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Maximum Bandwidth through gigabit switch

This seems like a simple question, but I can't find a definitive answer for it. I have four devices connected to a Gigabit switch as in this diagram: Can I get the full GBit bandwidth from A-B ...
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Ping not working between two devices when going trough a switch with nothing else connected

(Apologies in advance if this is misplaced here. I'm trying to integrate a NAS into my network and have multiple problems. This is one of several questions that I'm planning to ask about this here.) ...
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Setting up Remote FTP server access via switch, router and modem

I'm trying to access my remote FTP server from a PC that is connected to our (Virgin) DSL modem via a switch (Netgear GS108PE). The switch is connected to a Router (Asus RT-AC68U) and that is ...
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Is there any defensive element for non-standard voltages on networks?

Assume that an attacker join to our network as a good person and we give him a cable that is connected to one of our switches. Now, If he connect the wires of that cable to a high voltage (60v for ...
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How Duplicate address is detected in lan for ipv4 networks

If i have two pc's connected to a switch , and i statically configure the same ip address on both the pc's, then how the pc's come to know that there is a address conflict (duplicate address) on the ...
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Why does my managed switch report a short in my cable? Is it accurate?

I'm using a Dell PowerConnect 2824 and it has a built-in Marvell Virtual Cable Tester. Is it accurate? It's reporting "Short Cable" on many of my cables that are working perfectly. However, two new ...
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Possible to route multiple networks through same Switch? [closed]

I am not sure if I phrased this question correctly so I drew it out as best as possible My dilemma is I am on a budget and Nano/Booksize PCs with dual RJ45 connections are twice as much as the lower ...
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Switch after Router seems to create own subnet

I have a Router (Easybox 802) connected to the Internet. It has sockets for LAN-cables and a wifi-antenna. One socket of the router is connected to a switch (netgear fs605 v2) in another level in the ...
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(Un)managed switches (R)ARP tables size?

The question in short : What is the address storage capacity of (un)managed switches nowadays ? Or does it not matter anymore ? Question in long : I remember that back in 2005 you had to make sure ...
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NAS can't connect via switch but works directly on router

I own a WD MyCloud 3TB and a TP-LINK TL-SG1005D Switch (10/100/1000Mbps 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch) as well as a Linksys X3000 Modem-Router. If I attach the NAS to the router it connects without ...
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Adding a switch hangs my network

In my current setting, I have a Cisco EPC3982AD router running it's own DHCP server, and handing out addresses on the 192.168.150.X subnet to machines connected to it, on the LAN interfaces. In the ...
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Router as switch between wall and main router

Here is the situation: I have an old SMC router that I want to configure as a switch (or bridge, I'm not sure what it would be...) to act as a device that is connected to the internet outlet in the ...
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Connecting to a computer on a switch from a computer directory from router

So I have 3 Computers: Computer 1: Connected Directly to router. Vendor: Cisco, Model: DPC3939 Computer 2: Connected to switch. Vendor Dynex, Model:: DX-E401 Computer 3: Connected to switch. Vendor ...
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IPTV and NET over one cable - VLAN

My scenario: House with 2 floors. 1st floor equipment: ONT (fixed on this floor) - with four ports - three for IPTV and one for Internet Netgear Switch GS105E NAS (fixed) Computer (fixed) ...
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Monitor switch traffic load on specific port (CISCO managed switch)

For troubleshooting networks problems I need to know how to monitor the traffic (work load) on a managed switch. I read about SPAN for CISCO switches. But it seems to be overkill since it does mirror ...
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Make CISCO RVS4000 into hub mode

I am trying to do packet analysis with a RVS4000 Cisco device that has four computers connected. The device is not broadcasting packets to the other devices connected to the device. For my lab, I ...
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can I use eth0 interface to connect to two different networks

I'm using Ubuntu on PC. I have switch with 5 ports, and Rasberry. how can I connect to raspberry via eth0 using static network (192.068.0.0/24) and in same time connect to internet using another ...
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Can just modem + hub distribute internet to the computers without router?

As I asked in question header, without router can we share the internet with modem+hub or modem+switch?
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Router as VLAN broker bridge on single managed switch?

Will the network configuration below work? [ 8-port Managed Switch ] VLAN_1: Port 1 = Cable Modem VLAN_2: Port 2 = Router WAN VLAN_3: Ports 3-8 = Other Can the router on VLAN_2 broker between the ...
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Cant get Vlan to work on tomato shibby (AP)

Im setting up a small network. The hardware used is: HP 4330s with pfsense( As a router ) -> Broadcasting vlan1000(Admin) and vlan1001(Guest) Zyxel gs1900-24e (Switch) Asus RT-N66U firmware replaced ...
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Multiport connection between home router and switch for better LAN bandwidth

I have quite a few GigE devices at home that I’d like to have better LAN speed between them, but at the moment, all I have available are 3 ports on my (GigE) FTTH router (It has 4 but can’t use one of ...
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Multiple switches - how does it work?

I was reading about networking hardware some time ago and came across an explanation on how network switches work - basically, it said that a switch keeps an internal database of what MAC address is ...
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Where does the OS fetches the MAC address before encapsulating frames?

packet arrives from application->...Network->(IP encapsulation added here as per IP configuration)->goes down to Data Link Layer Here the Framing is Done and SourceMac and Dest Mac is added for LAN ...
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How can I separate networks so users can only see computers in their own department? [closed]

With 5 different departments, I want people to see and ping only one's department computers. 60 computers are connected in LAN environment through various switches, routers and one Cisco Managed ...
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Can we build a network switch chip by ourself? [closed]

Looks it it simple enough - just forward package to other port. I am wondering if is possible to build it on some common ARM SOC. Didn't need care about the speed or advance feature.
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Is a switch just a simple router?

A switch connects computers together. As an example we set up a switch to create a network. When computer A wants to speak to another computer B, it sends the packet to the switch (it has the ...
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10/100Mbps router overwhelmed by Gigabit switch & its devices?

I believe I've got the scenario outlined in this SU answer, where my 10/100Mbps router is being overwhelmed by a Gigabit switch and the devices connected to it. This comes into play with frequent ...
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How do I get a switch to refresh connections faster?

The process I'm using is as follows: Setup a repeated ping from one machine (that's already connected to the switch) to the IP address of a second machine. Plug the second machine (which is powered ...
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Is it possible to use a ethernet switch to provide two different routers with the same internet?

Say I wanted to created two networks. One for the more privileged group of people. The restrictions on this network would be less severe. Then the other network would be for the "guests" or those ...
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Connected Gigabit switches with 100 Mbit devices

I need a network with two unmanaged switches. Each switch will have two, 100BaseT devices attached. 100Base devices on one switch communicate with devices connected to the other switch. If I ...
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Control communication flow between devices on a network

For simplicity, let's say my network looks like this: [Internet/Modem] | [Standard home wi-fi Router] | [Windows/Mac PCs] ...
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where to place network switch now that wires are run?

I just had my house reno'd with about 1000' of CAT6 everywhere, for both internet and phone Currently, nothing but cables dangling from the walls, gathered in the basement I've never wired up a ...
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Cisco Catalyst 2950 Console to DB-9 female to USB Linux

My dad has given me a secureworks iSensor with centOS, 3 ethernet cisco catalyst switches and a the wires needed to connect them. I am trying to connect several computers via ssh, and eventually a ...
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Modem not able to easily establish broadband connection. Takes several restarts

I had asked similar question here. But instead of reviving it, I thought I would post a new question with additional details. The issue is establishing broadband connection initially. I have a DSL ...
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Computers connected to same switch cannot access one another

I've connected multiple computers to a ASUS 8-port switch (all have IP address in range, mask 255.255.255.0, and same gateway). I use them mainly to RDP into one of the computers, which acts as a ...
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Are there any unmanaged gigabit switches available without indicator LEDs? [closed]

I need to put a switch into my home theatre stack and am looking for something without blinking indicator LEDs. I’ve debated taping over them but that looks ghetto and actually requires some precision ...
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How to add an additional ethernet jack in a room already wired?

I have a router and switch in the basement and have set up ethernet jacks here and there on the first floor. During some remodeling, I had an electrician pull Cat6 cable up to my 2nd floor. Now I ...
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Network interference from a PC wired into router/switch?

Is it possible for a desktop PC directly wired into a switch to have a bad ethernet port which causes problems for other devices wired into the switch? I noticed whenever one of our desktop PCs is ...
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Ever have bad voltage on an ethernet jack on a router/switch?

So I've got a bit of an odd problem I'm trying to solve. I have an ASUS RT-N66U router which has a desktop, xbox, and my brand new NAS directly wired into it. Whenever I hook the brand new NAS up ...
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Setup Switch HP 1810-8G - Internet connection with several VLANs

I'm newby to this, indulge me. We bought a new HP switch with VLAN. The goal is to have two separate VLANs. The first port is for the router/internet connection. I've two groups ( A, B ) using the ...