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

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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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LAN Transfer ;Ethernet vs. Fiber [on hold]

I am planing to upgrade my network which is currently based on Cat 6 (copper) Cable to Fiber. i would like to know if it can help me to get more speed over the network transfers like DATA entry to my ...
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What hardware do I need for a LAN party? [closed]

I am in charge of organizing a school LAN party/gaming tournament. If i understand correctly i can buy 2x TP-LINK TL-SL1226, connect the gigabit ports to any router and it would work? Or do i need ...
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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 ...
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How do I manage two internet lines going into one router at home? [closed]

I have a normal home WiFi network with some 10-15 devices connected. I have one regular use 2Mbps ADSL internet source and one high-speed 50Mbps cable line. I don't need to use both simultaneously, as ...
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Is there any way to persist the usage stats of a router even if it reboots due to power failure?

I have a router (Tp-Link WR841N) for home use. I need to be aware of how much bandwidth is used in a particular time period(for example- a month) to avoid data caps applied by ISP. I can monitor my ...
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Router and Switch MAC Address

There is a MAC address for each router and switch interface. But, is there a MAC address that represents the whole device?
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Random Slowdowns on Linksys Switch

I have a CentOS server on a Cisco-Linksys EZXS88W EtherFast 10/100 8-Port Workgroup Switch. I normally get network speeds of 100 Mbit/s, as advertised, but every once in a while, the network speeds ...
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VLAN routing query on HP Swtch

I have Layer 3 HP switches throughout my organisation. They are set up to perform routing between all the VLANs connected to them, and everything is working. I am pretty proficient with using them, ...
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Networking, Switches, and Running Cables

I have a three floor home with the basement about to be finished. Here is my issue: I want a hard line to the basement as my wifi doesn't quite get there, and the basement will be the new ...
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Mixed HyperV and VirtualBox network running across multiple pcs connected by a switch

I have access from time to time to 3 laptops (each of different age/spec) and would like to make use of the resources to setup a network/windows domain (or multiple domains) connecting the laptops to ...
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Can I use a ethernet splitter to connect a router to two devices? [duplicate]

I have a portable mini wireless router with different functions (AP/Client/Router). Can I use a ethernet splitter to give internet access to two devices? The router only has a ethernet port and ...
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Tagging VLAN1 on a switch

I have a Nortel switch which dates back to 2006. It has an egress tagging function which I think tags all VLANs including native VLAN1. This is my scenario: I plugged my laptop into that port which ...
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HP 5120 vlan not working

So I have this odd issue with our HP 5120 switches. The VLANs will not pass traffic unless a interface with a IP is assigned to the VLAN. Problem is there is a limit of 8 VLAN interfaces that are ...
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Why does our Netgear FS105 Port Splitter no longer work at our new apartment?

I have a Netgear FS105 5-way port splitter for splitting an internet connection from a router. At our previous apartment, the combination of a router hooked to our Time Warner Cable Coaxial internet ...
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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 ...
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Applications continue to use original audio device, even though I selected a different default audio device

Problem example: Default Audio Device is my Headset. ITunes playback through headset. I switch Default Audio Device to Monitor. ITunes continues playback through headset. This happens visa versa ...
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How to connect switch to a patch panel

I have a 24-port patch panel that connects Cat6 cables throughout my house. Out of these, only 12 ports are connected at the moment. I am in the process of setting up my home network and looking at ...
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Split a LAN with a low-end router

I've a normal LAN, connected to Internet through a DSL router, with private local IPs 192.168.1.1/24. Now I would like to use a low-end router (like a commercial Zyxel) to split the LAN in two, ...
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Hardware and program for multi master and single slave

I have a three devices 1. Computer1 2. USB 3. Computer2.... now i want to build a program according to below algorithm. Precondition : Concept assumed is multi master single slave. where compuer1 and ...
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What switches can be used to install 7zip?

I'm looking for a comprehensive list of switches 7zip will accept when installing. The 7zip FAQ only seems to list silent switches: How can I install 7-Zip in silent mode? For exe installer: ...
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Daisy chaining PoE switches for IP security camera system

I have a fairly large (for me) security camera system to install and the cost of cabling is keeping this project cost prohibitive. I'll outline what I'd like to do, and welcome comments on the ...
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How hop count in a local area network works?

I have a network laid out similar to this: Router A (LAN Port) -> Switch -> Router B (WAN Port) A PC is connected to the LAN side of each router. PC 1 is on Router A, PC 2 is on Router B. IP ...
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Managed USB Switch [closed]

We have 4 computers controlled by an KVM-over-IP switch, so we can remotely control the keyboard and the mouse and can see the screens. Now, we need to connect an usb flash device to that computers - ...
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Does router have ability of port mirroring?

I want to find how two device exchange packets and what information they send. For that task I decided to buy smart switch with ability of port mirroring. However I will use switch only for that ...
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Looking for InfiniBand managed switching device doesn't add an additional SM to the fabric

I'm looking for some solution to switch between two InfiniBand lines. I need some managed mechanical/electronic device that getting several IB lines into it and several IB lines of output and knows to ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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“Prioritize” traffic behind a switch to stay behind a switch

I have a few devices plugged into a Linksys SE2500 switch, which then plugged into an Airport Express (acting as a wireless bridge), which connects wirelessly to some Comcast modem/router. The ...
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Should I purchase a switch, a hub, or a router?

I have just installed a Motorola SURFboard SBG901 cable modem, and I can connect two computers I have to the Internet via Wifi. I'd like to distribute the Internet connection among some other machines ...
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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 ...
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Modem+Router+Switch+Router connection in a LAN

What I am trying to do: I have 2000 users in a region. I have one modem and from that I connect a router now router can only grant access to the IPs between 192.168.0.1-255 BUT my users are 2000 what ...
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Catalyst 2960 switch stuck in transparent mode?

I have a VTP domain, one of our clients is in transparent mode. When I issue the command vtp mode client I get a message saying now in client mode. But when I check the config sh vtp I can ...
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Switch with NAT/port forwarding?

I'm sorry for this basic question, but I'm stuck. I'm looking for some networking equipment that allows me to route WAN traffic (internet) to a client on a local LAN based on TCP/UDP port. That is, ...
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VLAN configuration

I'm trying to understand how VLAN works and how to configure VLAN in a switch and Linux box attached to it. Basically, I understood theoretically how a switch handles VLANs and trunking. Although, ...
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Would a switch be covered by a router's firewall

So... Hopefully; this is the right place for this question. I need more Ethernet ports on my home network. Sadly, we already have an old router connected to the main router and we still need more ...
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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 ...
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SATA Switch Drive

So I recently acquired an SATA Switch Drive ... http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Switch-Controller-Orico-HD-PW6101/dp/B005NVV2GC Now the problem I'm wondering is that is not compatible with the SATA ...