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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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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 ...
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When connecting two switches, should I use normal switch ports or the SFP ports?

I have two 48 port gigabit Netgear switches with 2 SFP ports each (I also have two Mini-GBIC copper transceiver modules) Is it best to set the ports up by using the built in ports (i.e. plug port 1 ...
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Throughput from devices on gigabit switch to gigabit router

I think this is a pretty simple question, but I wanted to either validate my thinking, or for someone to tell me I'm wrong. My router at home has 4 gigabit ports. So, obviously, each (supported) ...
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Do you really need a gigabit router for a local network?

All of my computers at home are gigabit compatible and I'm planning to upgrade my old switch to a gigabit switch . The question is do I also need to upgrade my old router ? I'm only running internet ...
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Gigabit Switch Is Slow In One Direction, Fast In Opposite Direction

I have a desktop and a laptop connected by a network switch. Both have Gigabit network cards. My old (Netgear) Fast Ethernet switch gives equal throughput in both directions for file copying ...
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Increase speeds with an unmanaged GBE switch?

I have a network with a dead slow 10/100 router. The router cannot be replaced, and I wish to speed up transfers between two, or possibly three computers on the network. If I plug an unmanaged ...
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Why is this gigabit switch full duplex in gigabit mode, but only half duplex in 10/100 modes?

According to the specs of the D-Link DGS-1100-16 Easysmart 16-Port Gigabit Switch at amazon.com: IEEE 802.3 compliant IEEE 802.3u compliant; Supports half/full-duplex operation (half at 10/100 ...
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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? ...
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SFP 1000Mbps vs 1000Mbps RJ45

Whats different? They both offer the same speed don't they? I'm asking because we have a switch with 4 SFP 1000Mbps ports and we are buying a new server and was wondering if it's worth paying extra ...
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Gigabit switch in front of 100mbit router decrease maximum throughput for connected devices?

I have a router (ASUS WL-500G Premium running a modded Tomato) that has a 100mbps ethernet interface + wifi interface. I added a D-Link 8-port gigabit switch (DGS-1008G) because I want faster transfer ...
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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 ...
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Will two 1000BASE-T devices always run at gigabit speeds when connected to the same 1000BASE-T switch?

Right now I'm running a simple network in my apartment using a wired/wireless router that supports speeds up to 100BASE-T. I've got my desktop, printer, and NAS device connected directly to the router ...
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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, ...
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Will a gigabit switch improve in-network transfer speeds without a gigabit router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will using a 10/100 router stunt gigabit switch speeds for an internal network? I have a 10/100 router but am considering buying a gigabit switch to add to the network ...
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What could be lowering my download speed - alternative configurations?

I got the following configuration (new ISP): a). Cable internet 32 MBit/s Download and 2MBit/s upload. The gave me an ARRIS cable modem. b). I use a internationally unkown small router brand (AVM) - ...
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Home router for higher network loads [closed]

I'm trying to find a replacement for my ASUS WL500GP router. Some constraints: my ISP now provides 120 Mbit bandwidth - the router must be able to handle it I have 3 computers and a laptop at home ...
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Will using a 10/100 router stunt gigabit switch speeds for an internal network?

I have a 10/100 Verizon router. 3 computers are connected to this via Ethernet. I'd like to put a gigabit switch between the computers and router to enable gigabit speeds on the intranet. If the ...
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100Mbps and Gigabit switch on the same LAN

I have a simple 10/100 router at home. Suppose I connect a gigabit switch to one of its ports and several gigabit devices to the switch. Will the gigabit devices be able to communicate full speed? ...