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

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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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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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random internet requests failing; advise on pinpointing exact cause requested

I've got this weird problem with our internet connection. At random times requests just fail. Usually with an error message that looks like "no response". Repeated attempts usually result in a correct ...
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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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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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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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Motherboard wiring

I am putting a new motherboard in a chenbro chasis and I dont get how to plugin the wires for powerSW resetSW, etc. It is a SuperMicro P4DP6 motherboard. The powerSW lead is a green and white wire. ...
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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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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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What is the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 broadcasts?

As written in the title my first question is, what's the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 broadcasts? If a host sends a layer 2 broadcast, the switch sends it to all of his ports, but not to ...
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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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How do I share internet wirelessly through my Mac with DHCP service turned off?

I basically want my Mac to work as a network switch so that I can share the internet from a wired connection wirelessly with no DHCP service. Is it possible?
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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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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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Switching to tabs to the right or left of the current tab in Notepad++

How can I switch to the document to the left or right of the current document in Notepad++? For example, if I have documents A, B, and C open, and I'm currently editing B, I would like a shortcut to ...
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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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Utility to grant admin rights to a user in Windows XP for few hours/days?

I have two accounts on my windows xp home desktop. The default regular user is used for everything and the 2nd user which has admin rights is used only for installations. I do this to avoid malware ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Resetting D-Link DGS-3324SR without console access?

I've gotten hold of a D-Link DGS-3324SR that's going to replace my old dumb switch at home. Problem is that the seller can't remember the passwords, and D-Link give me the backdoor account without ...
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Nano usablely open second file

Is it possible to open second file into Nano text editor not by browsing files in program interface (it's not so usable because you can't do nothing like search etc in it) but in command line or in mc ...
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How can I troubleshoot a powerline (homeplug) and switch connection?

Due to living in a multistory house, we use powerline (homeplug) adapters, which in principle works fine. We have several restrictions though: All powerline adapters currently in service have only ...
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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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Can't access the default gateway from my VMs using Hyper-V on a W8 Pro ASUS N76V

I just purchased a ASUS Notebook N76V. I first upgraded the OS to W8 Pro. I activated the Hyper-V feature. Everything runs fine. I can create virtual switches / Import VMs / Create new VMs / Boot my ...
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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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Setup Small Home ESXi 4.0 Server

I was wondering if anyone has could create a How-to for Installing and Setup of a Home Network for the Freeware Version of VMWare ESXi Server 4.0 Here is what I have thus far. Server Case ...
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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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How can I connect to a router through a switched ethernet network?

I have a computer and a router connected at different positions to a switched ethernet network. I want to connect them as if I had plugged my computer directly into the router. As I understand 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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How do I quickly switch to/from the front panel speakers in Ubuntu?

I have speakers attached to my front panel sound output that I switch to frequently. Currently the process is to open Terminal, type "alsamixer", scroll over to "Front Panel", and press "M" to ...
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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 ...