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

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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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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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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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Vlan config for switches

I am adding 4 HP switches into an environment with vlans. I need to separate 2 data networks and 1 voice network. I am rusty on the tagging, untagged and trunk needs. Each vlan will have its own ...
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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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How do I access local computers through a network switch?

I have a switch connecting several computers with my ISP. All the computers gets external IPs from my ISP. When tracing the route between two of the computers the traffic always passes through my ISP ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is a router? What is a switch? and What is a hub?

I always mess up with the basic concepts in networking. This are the very basic questions. What is a router, its functions and what is meant by routing? What is a switch, its functions? Many time I ...
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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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How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound

I prefer the sound scheme of Windows 7 HP to be set to "No Sounds" ALL the time. The problem is, when I switch themes, the themes switch sound schemes also. I know I can go in and disable/change 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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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? ...
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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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Mac-like alt-tab replacement for Windows 7? [closed]

Is there an alt-tab replacement for Windows 7 that works in the same manner as command-tab and command-tick (tilde) on OS X? Requirements: 1. Completely keyboard-shortcut-based, no mouse action ...
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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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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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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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Can I connect two routers to one switch?

I want to connect two routers to a switch which will then be connected to a modem. Now as far as I know a switch does not do network translation and this won't work with one IP address. So I bought ...
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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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Firefox: fast dictionary language switching

I have two language dictionaries installed on Firefox 3.6, and I would like to be able to switch really fast between them, using the keyboard. At the moment the only way I know I can switch is right ...
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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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Convert a router to a switch?

I have a couple of modem/routers that came with ISP services that are no longer being used. At the moment I have the current ISP's router running the wireless network and a wired portion to a couple ...
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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 ...
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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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What do I need to set up a basic “prosumer” or low-end enterprise level network?

I've gone through too many consumer routers (most recently it seems that a capacitor failed on my Netgear WNDR3700) and a friend suggested I look into Ubiquiti. I'm currently in a three floor ...
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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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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 ...