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

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How do I connect my D-Link DIR-605L wireless router to my TP-Link TL-SG2424P PoE switch?

We connect to the Internet via our D-Link DIR-605L wireless router. We just bought a TP-Link TL-SG2424P PoE switch to power our new VoIP phones and connect them together. (Our wireless router will ...
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Switch to switch connection

4 servers with 8 Ethernet connections Will it affect Network speed if I Mount a 16 ports Gbit switch in rack and connect one Ethernet cable from that swith to main switch with 30 computers connected. ...
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Network bridge - how to use them

Does/Can network bridges bridge 2 different network segments (with 2 different network/subnet mask) ? Or all the segments must be long to the same subnet in order to communicate ? What are the ...
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internet traffic slow through switch; VOIP issues too

There's already a post about this, but the solution to that one didn't work for me, so here's my version: We have Cox cable internet, 100mbps | We have a Sonicwall TZ 215w | We have a netgear L2 ...
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VLAN: Cannot connect to internet via AP mode

I followed the guide at http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8898 in order to setup a VLAN on my network. Currently, one port is on VLAN 10, all the rest are on the default. If I plug a ...
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How to extend or to divide a network? [closed]

I try to understand the difference between the Switch, Hub , Bridge , etc ... But I did not really happen. In the event that I wish to extend my network or divide, what material should I use exactly ...
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Do routers act like switches when devices are connected to it by Ethernet cables or not?

In my networking class I learned that routers send data to all computers on the network, compared to switches that send data only to the MAC address that is needed. My question is if devices are ...
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How to connect network switch with ADSL broadband?

I have a ADSL broadband and I have connected two computers to that wired broadband using a network switch . But when I connect one computer to the internet and try to connect the other one , it does ...
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What is the difference between these 2 twisted pairs?

I have two cables marked: BELDEN 1583e utp cat5e 4pr awg24 iso/iec 11801 en50173 ec verified 100 ohm 1002069 ESSENTIAL utp cat5e by nexans EC verified 4pr awg24 lu0306 Both connected to TL-SG108E ...
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How do I set netflow collector on CIsco SG220 switch?

This is the first cisco switch that I am dealing with at home. Older, more consumer friendly, switch had simple way to specify netflow collector. Where can I set it up on Cisco SG220?
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VLANs, routing and DHCP

I've got my home network up-and-running to an extent, but I'm trying to improve the setup. On top of this, I'm using it as an exercise to try and learn the ins-and-outs of slightly more complicated ...
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Is it possible to have different subnet for different VLAN in a L2switch?

While creating the VLAN in L2 switch, is it possible for us to have diffetrent subnet for each VLAN? and for inter VLAN comunication can we use router(L2 switch)?
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DHCP packets broadcast on all ports on a switch?

I would like to monitor DHCP packets on a clientPC connected to a 4 port switch/router. Will i be able to see DHCP packets sent or received on clients connected to other ports on this switch as well? ...
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Are the rating of switches the total bandwidth for all communication or between any two ports

Let's say I have 4 computers on a gigabit switch. Is the switch's gigabit rating the speed for all connections added up or the speed between any two computers? For example if computer 1 was ...
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Static routing for static IP on a layer 3 switch

I'm trying to set a Layer 3 Switch (An HP v1910-48G) on my pension (we have around 30 computers). I've got a 6 IP range (4 IPs + 1 Gateway + 1 broadcast). I've created 3 VLANs: VLAN 001: It's a VLAN ...
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Switch connected to router. How to deal with port forwarding?

I have a dsl router which a 8 port switch is connected to it. If I connect computers to the switch how would I manage port forwarding in this setup? is it possible? would it be recommended in a ...
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Is 802.3az / EEE important for a network switch for structured cabling?

Please note: I am not asking for specific product reccomendations. I am in the process of expanding wired ethernet cabling in a building during a remodel. I currently have about 20 runs of CAT6a to ...
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UDP not forwarded through switch

I have a switch D-Link DGS-1210 with 52 ports. There is a device connected to the switch that shall be updated. The update requires a TFTP transfer between my PC and the device. Unfortunately the ...
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Connecting Router to A Switch

The reason I want to do this is because my school does not allow router to be set up in my dormitory. When I connect using a router the internet works just fine, but randomly it will disconnects (or ...
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ACL inter-vlan routing

I need to configure access control list on layer 3 switches for a some school's: Now the PC's from one classroom can access the PC's from the other classroom. How can I configure that they only can ...
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8 port router or 3 port router with 5 port switch

I just recently got my condo wired with 6 Ethernet ports. I was wondering is there any performance difference if I were to get either just an 8 port router and just connect everything to it vs if I ...
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topology for an unmanaged switch (firewall)

I'm considering an unmanaged switch. My understanding is that many of these devices explicitly lack a firewall. In that case, what do you use as a firewall? I suppose one option would be to use a ...
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Question about subnetting with switch

I have a setup which includes desktop pc, server pc(would also act as router), raspberry pi and ethernet switch (and possibly other devices if I get new switch). I would like to know if this ...
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Poor throughput to the internet but just fine locally.

I have a router (Linksys E4200) connected to the internet (via external modem) and connected to a Powerline (AV500) device. I have 2 computers connected as follows: Modem <-- 1GbE --> Router ...
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Setup Help with multiple routers

I'm trying to expand the wireless network in my church and am having some issues. I'm not a networking expert so I'd appreciate some input. Here's our setup: AT&T/Motorola Gateway (NVG589) ...
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How to turn off power/signal on a laptop HDMI port? (It triggers HDMI switch)

I have a automatic/intelligent HDMI switch . Automatic in the way that it always switch to the latest input that receives signals. I have connected a laptop (Windows 7, ati 4670 with official ...
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Verizon FiOS loses IP when multiple devices are connected via a switch

From my Internet router (Verizon FiOS) I have a cat 6 line that connects to an upstairs 8 port switch. From that switch, I’ve connected my Yamaha receiver and TV. This has worked for several years. ...
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Maximum Bandwidth through gigabit switch

This seems like a simple question, but I can't find a definitive answer for it. I have four devices connected to a Gigabit switch as in this diagram: Can I get the full GBit bandwidth from A-B ...
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Ping not working between two devices when going trough a switch with nothing else connected

(Apologies in advance if this is misplaced here. I'm trying to integrate a NAS into my network and have multiple problems. This is one of several questions that I'm planning to ask about this here.) ...
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Setting up Remote FTP server access via switch, router and modem

I'm trying to access my remote FTP server from a PC that is connected to our (Virgin) DSL modem via a switch (Netgear GS108PE). The switch is connected to a Router (Asus RT-AC68U) and that is ...
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Is there any defensive element for non-standard voltages on networks?

Assume that an attacker join to our network as a good person and we give him a cable that is connected to one of our switches. Now, If he connect the wires of that cable to a high voltage (60v for ...
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How Duplicate address is detected in lan for ipv4 networks

If i have two pc's connected to a switch , and i statically configure the same ip address on both the pc's, then how the pc's come to know that there is a address conflict (duplicate address) on the ...
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Possible to route multiple networks through same Switch? [closed]

I am not sure if I phrased this question correctly so I drew it out as best as possible My dilemma is I am on a budget and Nano/Booksize PCs with dual RJ45 connections are twice as much as the lower ...
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Switch after Router seems to create own subnet

I have a Router (Easybox 802) connected to the Internet. It has sockets for LAN-cables and a wifi-antenna. One socket of the router is connected to a switch (netgear fs605 v2) in another level in the ...
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NAS can't connect via switch but works directly on router

I own a WD MyCloud 3TB and a TP-LINK TL-SG1005D Switch (10/100/1000Mbps 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch) as well as a Linksys X3000 Modem-Router. If I attach the NAS to the router it connects without ...
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Adding a switch hangs my network

In my current setting, I have a Cisco EPC3982AD router running it's own DHCP server, and handing out addresses on the 192.168.150.X subnet to machines connected to it, on the LAN interfaces. In the ...
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Router as switch between wall and main router

Here is the situation: I have an old SMC router that I want to configure as a switch (or bridge, I'm not sure what it would be...) to act as a device that is connected to the internet outlet in the ...
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Connecting to a computer on a switch from a computer directory from router

So I have 3 Computers: Computer 1: Connected Directly to router. Vendor: Cisco, Model: DPC3939 Computer 2: Connected to switch. Vendor Dynex, Model:: DX-E401 Computer 3: Connected to switch. Vendor ...
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IPTV and NET over one cable - VLAN

My scenario: House with 2 floors. 1st floor equipment: ONT (fixed on this floor) - with four ports - three for IPTV and one for Internet Netgear Switch GS105E NAS (fixed) Computer (fixed) ...
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Monitor switch traffic load on specific port (CISCO managed switch)

For troubleshooting networks problems I need to know how to monitor the traffic (work load) on a managed switch. I read about SPAN for CISCO switches. But it seems to be overkill since it does mirror ...
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Make CISCO RVS4000 into hub mode

I am trying to do packet analysis with a RVS4000 Cisco device that has four computers connected. The device is not broadcasting packets to the other devices connected to the device. For my lab, I ...
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can I use eth0 interface to connect to two different networks

I'm using Ubuntu on PC. I have switch with 5 ports, and Rasberry. how can I connect to raspberry via eth0 using static network (192.068.0.0/24) and in same time connect to internet using another ...
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Can just modem + hub distribute internet to the computers without router?

As I asked in question header, without router can we share the internet with modem+hub or modem+switch?
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Router as VLAN broker bridge on single managed switch?

Will the network configuration below work? [ 8-port Managed Switch ] VLAN_1: Port 1 = Cable Modem VLAN_2: Port 2 = Router WAN VLAN_3: Ports 3-8 = Other Can the router on VLAN_2 broker between the ...
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Multiport connection between home router and switch for better LAN bandwidth

I have quite a few GigE devices at home that I’d like to have better LAN speed between them, but at the moment, all I have available are 3 ports on my (GigE) FTTH router (It has 4 but can’t use one of ...
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Multiple switches - how does it work?

I was reading about networking hardware some time ago and came across an explanation on how network switches work - basically, it said that a switch keeps an internal database of what MAC address is ...
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How can I separate networks so users can only see computers in their own department? [closed]

With 5 different departments, I want people to see and ping only one's department computers. 60 computers are connected in LAN environment through various switches, routers and one Cisco Managed ...
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Can we build a network switch chip by ourself? [closed]

Looks it it simple enough - just forward package to other port. I am wondering if is possible to build it on some common ARM SOC. Didn't need care about the speed or advance feature.
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Is a switch just a simple router?

A switch connects computers together. As an example we set up a switch to create a network. When computer A wants to speak to another computer B, it sends the packet to the switch (it has the ...
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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 ...