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

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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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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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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

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 ports. Would the devices connected to the switch be ...
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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 ...
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Wireless receiver and Ethernet switch?

Is there a device that can pick the router wireless signal and allow LAN connection between two computers by itself? I want to use Steam In-Home streaming without having a large Ethernet cable ...
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How to route local traffic over switch?

I'm just cabled up at home but haven't got any way of verifying that gigabit speed can be reached. As I've only got one laptop with one network card, one cable, and one switch, I'm kind of stuck. I'm ...
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Computer causes internet loss on other devices

I have a switch that is directly connected to my modem. attached to this switch are a computer, PS3, PS4 and a NAS. They all have been assigned static IP addresses. My problem is the following: ...
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Where to place a port-mirroring switch for home network monitoring

I want to start monitoring traffic that goes in and out of my home network. I'd like to collect information like bandwidth usage and (specifically) HTTP requests from home computers to websites. From ...
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How to create a home network over a wide area [closed]

I am trying to design a flexible and "future-ready" home network for our 3-story, 5-room townhouse, with a 4-port ethernet wall plate in each room, using one of the ports in each room as an input and ...
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Network connection to server lost, but not to internet

I have a network with four computers, each running Windows 7. All of them are connected to a central switch. My problem is that the internal network connection is lost very often, although internet ...
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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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Odd behavior with Airport Express connected to existing network

At my business I have set up a network to accommodate both wired and wireless connections. My setup includes a Motorola Surfboard SB6141 cable modem, an Ethernet switch, and two Airport Express ...
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Switch or Router for LAN party?

I was wondering, if I want to play games with lots of my friends, without clogging up my house's router's connection (my grandma will be using it at the time), whether I should buy a network switch ...
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Connecting local network using switch and router with just 2 interfaces

I need to connect a very small network (< 5 devices) to another network. The other network provides only a wireless AP. I was thinking about using an old Linux box with a wifi card and a single ...
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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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Internet Connection Sharing via Switch

i want to ask if is possible to share an internet connection via a switch. Two raspberry pi are connected to the switch and a windows laptop that is wirelessly connected to the internet. Is it ...
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How to connect two different network segments using a switch and a router?

We have a existing network setup where we have two D-Link switches,connected to each other. IPs are manually assigned in the range of 192.168.0.x on PCs directly and unassigned ones get IP from the ...
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How can i make the data transfer between esi server and computer faster on LAN

My LAN speed is very less. Even downloading from Internet is fater "1.5MBPS" and from LAN its 300KBPS. MY setup is like this Netgear wireless Router --------DESKTOP Netgar ------wireless bridge ...
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Can modern switches act like hubs?

I've been trying to find a hub, specifically for the packet broadcast characteristic. I'm troubleshooting a NAS behind a NAT router and want to look at the traffic arriving on the wire and this seems ...
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Connect 2 computers to internet (1 ip) via switch

How to connect 2 computers to internet with a switch if ISP gave me 1 IP? Obviously, if I set the same IP on both PCs, one of them will not connect. Both computers are running Windows 7 (but answers ...
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Port forwarding on a slave router

I'm having a little struggle with the situation below. First I'll explain the basic setup which used to work: Wireless 4-port LAN router from the internet company Static IP for an IP Camera NAT port ...
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Dual wifi router setup

Can I use a gigabit ethernet switch plugged into my cable modem and then plug two different wifi routers into the switch. I want to use my new high speed router to always go through my VPN and my old ...
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Why would a layer 3 switch ever need more switching capacity than all ports full-duplex?

I've read a few different places about switching capacity etc. From these items I've learned that in order for a switch to be non-blocking, the switching capacity of said switch must be double the ...
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What happens if an unmanaged ethernet switch is looped (connected to itself)?

I don't know much at all about networking, and I when I tried to find an answer to this online I found someone who posted a one sentence answer saying "It would cause lots of broadcasts and ...
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Checking RAM on a Cisco device

When you do the "show version" command on a Cisco networking device you get some basic software and hardware information, including the amount of RAM which is shown like this: ...
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Connecting a Cisco 3750E Switch using putty

I'm trying to connect to a Cisco 3570E switch through the console using putty. I have the following configurations on putty: Serial line: COM1 Speed: 9600 Data bits: 8 Stop bits: 1 Parity: None Flow ...
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Trying to connect two computers to a switch, but I get “cable unplugged” in the second one

I have a modem-router, and I connected a switch to it. Then I connected a machine running Fedora 20 to the switch, and it said "cable unplugged". Restarting various services didn't help. Then I ...
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Why do hubs and switches receive on pins 1 and 2 and transmit data through pins 3 and 6 of their cable?

Is there any reason they couldn't have been made to use the same pins as NICs and routers for transmitting and receiving? I had trouble finding any information about this through Google, so I hope you ...
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Two Devices, Same Subnet, No Communication

This is a stripped down version of my home network, and my problem is I can not get 192.168.20.100 to communicate with 192.168.20.4. The workstation pings both routers and the server fine, and ...
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Looking for a fiber optic “switch” or “router” for home use

The gist of my question: What is a "fiber optic" switch called? I.E. a layer 2 ethernet switch that uses fiber TX and RX connections and sends layer 2 network traffic between the fiber strands ...
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Will connecting two hubs with two cables help for performance?

I have two 1 GBit hubs and I wondering if connecting them with two network cables help for network performance? Here is example: I have switch A and B. I have 4 computers, A1 and A2 which are ...
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Would switching to this network setup help balance the load on my main router?

I currently am set up like this: My routers my second and third router are connected to the main via Static IPs outside the main router's DHCP range. Routers 2 and 3 have DHCP disabled (so the main ...
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How to communicate with devices that have the same IP address

I have a situation where I need to communicate via telnet to multiple devices that have the same IP address. The context is that I am writing a "final test" of devices in a manufacturing facility. ...