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

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Linksys Router not connecting to internet through switch

I am setting up a new Linksys WRT610N router, and I connected it to my Apple Airport Extreme, and it connected to the internet perfectly. But I set up a Netgear GS108 switch, connected it to the ...
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Cisco SF95D-08 switch config

I bought a Cisco SF95D-08 switch, but it seems that all of them are RJ45 Ethernet ports Does it mean that I cannot configure the switch?
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Wifi Router Netgear DG834N and switch Netgear GS108GE ProSafe Switch don't talk to each other

I own the hardware described in the title, a WiFi router and a switch. WiFi Router and switch and connected using a cable. From a laptop I can connect to WiFi network just fine and browse the ...
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Determining fastest LAN speed

Hey guys I'm doing my homework and I don't understand this question. If anyone can help me solve or point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. The question is: if I have a 1Gbps NIC, ...
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One-armed home router with cheap smart managed switch and cable modem?

My question is if such a setup would work: A cable modem, several LAN machines as well as the router/server (Linux box, with just 1 port) connect to a cheap smart managed switch such as the TP-Link ...
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Configuring switch as a patch panel

I have 24-port gigabit HP 2824 switch and 4 servers in a 42U rack that I want to put online. University's policy is that no switch should be attached "to the wall" (a good policy). I want to run 4 ...
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Router not listing devices connected through POE switch

I have an ASUS RT AC66U and a TP-Link Archer C9 (AC1900) router. I have 4 cameras with static IP addresses connected through a POE switch. If I connect the POE switch to my TP-Link with its default ...
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Access local VM from an external device

I have a local VM that hosts my website. The private IPv4 address of the VM is 192.168.10.120/24; I can access the website both locally to the VM and on the main machine by typing 192.168.10.120:80 in ...
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AP doesn't work properly with D'link dgs switch

I purchased D'Link (dgs 1210 28 ) rack switch to connect 4 AP with a router temporary (Network will extend soon). After I plugged the Data server and the Router into the switch the lights became ...
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How to check my network to keep it without problems [closed]

I have 3 networks with 3 different switches. But all the switches have their LED light blinking permanently. A technician came and told me "Wow, you have very heavy problems with the collisions on ...
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What is the bandwidth through an uplink port when using link aggregation on a switch?

To use link aggregation you need a smart managed or managed switch. I'm wondering if you really could get 2 Gbps if you aggregate two 1 Gbps port. Full duplex is on each port but the upstream port ...
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Watchguard firewall with DHCP

I have a watchguard with the ip address of 192.168.1.254/24 (DHCP disabled) and all the user will get IP from Window 2008 DHCP Server [192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.250] /24. Now I need to increase network ...
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Route existing network connections to new location?

This is a home situation. Have 20 devices throughout the house wired into the basement into a HP gigabit switch (with support for 2 fiber connections). Switch also has my router/cable model plugged ...
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Alcatel SR (7210) vlan configuration

Not sure this is the right place to post. Leave a comment and I can copy the question. I am very new to Alcatel SRs so any help will be appreciated... I have an Alcatel 7210 on which I receive dot1Q ...
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I can hear it pinging and talking, but it can't hear anything

I got one-way connectivity to some devices and sometimes(randomly) no connectivity, with odd link-status LED lighting. There are 1 PC(mine) and 2 routers('A' and 'B') connected to a switch(unmanaged) ...
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ping across broadcast domains

(non native english poster) As I was trying to test the way ARP resolves the IP addresses on the layer 2, I have set up a host (H1) with a fix IP having the following address inet 192.168.0.123/16 ...
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Ethernet switching increases a network’s available bandwidth.Exactly how does this occur?

Ethernet switching increases a network’s available bandwidth. Exactly how does this occur?
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I FUBAR'd the IP, subnet, and VLAN settings. Now how to access managed switch?

I have a Dell powerconnect 2748. I think I have done messed it up though when setting it up because so far I have not been able to access the webconfig of the switch after I changed some settings I ...
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How many users for one ethernet cable? [closed]

In our office, we have our router that is connected to the internet. From there, we would like to lay an ethernet cable to 3 other rooms with about 30 computers. We were considering the following ...
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How to configure Network for machines to have access to local wireless printers and devices

I have several computers in my network that have public static IP's. I also have a number of computers and devices that have private IP's, some static and some dynamically assigned by the router. I ...
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Why does my HP switch appear to be reporting inconsistent information?

I have a HP 1810-8G (J9802A) 8-port managed switch (according to its labels). I bought this one because of its capability of mirroring the traffic to a port. Now I'm wondering whether this may not ...
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Turn Netgear FS108P into a hub

I have a PoE device that I power over a Netgear FS108P 10/100 switch. The PoE device communicates with a server and I need to debug the communication between the device and the server. I am running ...
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Can an unmanaged switch slow down internet access?

I have an ADSL router. It works fine. When I plug directly into it via ethernet, all is fine. It doesn't have enough ports though, only 4. I bought a cheap Dlink unmanaged switch. When I connect ...
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Why does my gigabit switch lose connectivity?

I have a very simple home network system. I'm trying to replace an older 10/100 4-port switch with a new gigabit 8-port switch to support additional computers without much luck. Configuration is: ...
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How setup guest VM networking to OpenVPN adapters under Win10?

Currently my desktop is running Win7 Enterprise connected to a Domain over 3 separate OpenVPN connections (multiple AD sites) using the SecurePoint OpenVPN client. This runs fine and also runs fine on ...
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Connecting two subnets with router

I'm trying to share a couple printers on two subnets and I keep running into issues. I'm trying to figure out the best way to achieve this while maintaing a public and private subnet. Please refer to ...
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Difference in unmanaged switches

I needed to split incoming ethernet from a Verzion FiOS ONT by using an unmanaged switch. I had a Netgear GS605 on hand so I decided to use it. The port I plugged the cable in from the ONT didn't even ...
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connecting to internet via another PC

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question Currently i have this set up PC 1 and PC 2 are connected by a switch on the same subnet which is connected to a router. I would like to ...
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Server is missing default gateway information?

I'm studying for my Network+ Exam. I'm going through some practice questions, and this one has uber-stomped me in the brain. I've been going through my textbook too, and can't find a concrete answer, ...
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How do I add more Ethernet ports to expand on those my router already has?

This may have been asked before, so apologies, but without knowledge of correct terminology I was unable to find a related question. The router provided by my ISP has four gigabit ethernet ports. ...
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Wrong entries in switch MAC database after network changes?

If I have a single network switch and move computer A from one switch port to another, I assume the switch is intelligent enough to erase all MAC database entries from the first port (since the link ...
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Can I create a list of devices connected to switch using PING or some PING freeware

I'm hoping there is a way to list all devices connected to our switch/LAN, including all devices on different subnets, using PING command prompt command or some sort of PING freeware. I connected our ...
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When the ADSL modem goes off, the network will become disabled

In my personal network, I have connected all of my machines and also my ADSL modem to a network switch. The problem is that the machines get their IP addresses from the modem, thus when the modem is ...
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Bandwidth of combined switch and router

I want to build a HTPC (Home Theater PC) connected to a NAS (Network Access Storage) server where all the media will be. My HTPC and NAS server will be connected to a Gigabit Ethernet switch, and ...
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Can't ping PC to PC (connected via switch 3550)

I'm guessing this is something simple as I just started networking recently and today is my second day messing around with this switch and virtual machines. I'll include all the information I think ...
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Computer won't connect to network with auto-negotiate enabled

we just replaced our Netgear switch due to failure. The original and replacement were the exact same model: GS752TXS-100NAS with 48 gigabit ports. However, after the replacement was installed, one ...
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Connecting a device with multiple Wi-Fi routers without losing packets

I would like to connect my device to multiple devices (in different rooms) which I can but when my device is connected to router-1 and when I move to another room it first disconnects with router-1 ...
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Invalid ARP received from GS724Tv4 ProSafe 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch

The switch is configured with four ports (ports 9 - 12) for VLAN 114. Port 24 is configured as a trunk port used for uplink to a router. VLAN Status 114 B5-K05 VLAN 114 Static g9 - g12, g23 - ...
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Cannot get my bootable media to boot on my laptop

My laptop: Acer Aspire Switch 10E My processor: Intel Atom Z3735F (64 bit processor) Came pre-installed with 32 bit windows 8.1 now upgraded to windows 10 I believe this laptop has a 32 bit UEFI ...
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Unreachable nodes in a mixed lan wlan network

I have a home Network starting with my Internet router which contains 300 MBit/s WLAN and a 4 port Gigabit Switch (FB7390). Attached to that Switch there is anoter 5 port Gigabit Switch. It was ...
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VLAN trouble - Nortel Baystack 5520

Hopefully someone can chime in, as it's one of the last pieces of the puzzle before I do the flip. I currently have 2 VLANs setup on my pfSense router & Netgear GS724v3 switch. All fine and dandy ...
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Networked device doesn't work with certain switches

I have a networked device (an old motion controller) that I have connected to my network via a switch. My PC is connected to the same switch. This configuration works as expected and I can ping and ...
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one lan port connecting to a switch, will the LAN cat type affect the speed?

I am fairly new to network setup. My topology is like this. WAN->Modem->Router->Hub-> 6 Wireless APs->Devices I have a fibre connection connected to a modem , then a modem connected to a router and ...
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Will a Modem -> Switch -> Access Point setup work?

So, I'm planning on chucking out my ISP's router because it's just plain not good enough. I'm planning on moving to a Modem -> Switch -> Access Point setup. I plan to have a DrayTek Vigor 130 ...
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Networking - New Apartment, Strange Cat5 Configuration

Every time I think I'm getting the hang of these darn computers, I realize that I know almost nothing whatsoever compared to what there is out there to know. Today, my quest for computer knowledge ...
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Guest Wi-Fi using the same Ethernet LAN as an IP video security camera network?

This hotel has a private network for all of its PCs, using the 172.20.7.0/25 subnet. A second, separate network for IP cameras uses the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. All the cameras are connected using ...
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Why should I VLAN a switch when I can just use a subnet mask?

Using subnet masks: IP 10.15.1.1 with mask 255.255.0.0 will not be able to see IP 10.17.1.1 with mask 255.255.0.0, correct? So why would I ever want to VLAN a switch unless if I needed to separate ...
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Trying to achieve faster file transfer rates on my home network

I have tried to work through this problem on my own, but I have reached the point where I need your help, and/or encouragement. I have a small home network set up. The main components are 2 Macs ...
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Would a NAS and a PC have a gigabit connection if connected through a gigabit switch?

I have a gigabit enabled NAS and a non-gigabit router at the moment. If I connected both the PC and the NAS into the gigabit switch, then connected the switch into the router, would the PC and the NAS ...
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Why is a router needed?

I‘ve been trying to figure out why a router is needed. I know a router can be used for DHCP and some other things, but I’m just thinking of networking with static IPs. So the following: Is it ...