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

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Does chaining network switches degrade network performance? [duplicate]

Our office currently has something in the region of 50 machines all hooked up by a web of switches which all link back to a single switch in the server cabinet. Our IT vendor has recently changed ...
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Switches, VLANs and Networks

This is what I am trying to do. I think the professor thinks we know more than we do The Directorate of Diplomatic Officers has recently agreed a new network infrastructure to connect its 3 ...
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Should I get a USB wifi card or a PCIE wifi card?

I currently have an obsolete WiFi G USB card on my desktop PC. And my desktop only has 100 Mbps Ethernet. I also have my brother's laptop which contains Atheros AR5B93 WiFi module which has a/b/g/n ...
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Are there linux distros for switches?

There is OpenWRT, ddWRT, etc. for routers which adds tons of capabilities to your "simple" home router. Are there any linux distros to "convert" an unmanaged switch into a managed one?
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VLAN configuration for 2 gateways

I have a Cisco SG200-50 50 port switch and I want to configure it so there is one big LAN (all computers on the switch can see each other), but half the computers only see the first gateway, and half ...
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How to connect guest Ubuntu 12.10 server in Hyper-V to my network on the host machine?

I'm using Windows 8 Pro with Hyper-V 6.2 I successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 server into the Hyper-V, but until now way I'm not able to connect it to my network. I created internal and external ...
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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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Home LAN without Internet connection

Is it possible to configure a home network without internet connection (just for file sharing) using the following scheme: | PC w/ UbuntuServer 12.04 | -- | | | PC w/ Ubuntu and ...
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Daisy chain two switches and one router

I'm trying to set up my home network but I have some connectivity issues with my switches. Basically the scheme is R <-> S1 <-> S2. The problem is that the two switches don't appear to be ...
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LACP can load balance by data source?

Backgroud I use a 2012 iMac and a 2012 Mac mini with two thunderbolt to ethernet adaptor make Link aggregation with the help of switch-CISCO SG200-08. Problem LACP both OK on two of my Mac.When ...
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Isolate two networks in one switch (Cisco SGE2000)

I have a small lab, which has 15 systems for development environment and 5 systems for Testing environment. I have only one Cisco SGE2000 (24-port) Ethernet switch. Currently all on 192.168.3.0/24 ...
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Network connections for cable modem, wireless router, network switch, server, 3 desktops and an occasional laptop

I have a small home network - a server and 3 desktop PC's; I have a cable modem, a Netgear 5-port 10/100/1000M GS605 network switch, and I recently installed a new Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n WiFi ...
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Excel Lookup Not returning Proper Result

I have a simple lookup function, which I am using in place of a Switch Case statement. Following is what I am trying to accomplish: switch(F5){ case "apple": return "1"; break; ...
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Will an Unmanaged Switch Behind a Broadband Router Retransmit Internet Packets?

I currently have a single wireless router near my TV, with a bunch of devices plugged into it. In my current setup, these devices are all somewhere near the router. I'm about to move and in my new ...
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Simultaneously switch tags as one screen in multi monitor setup

Just got setup with Awesome, after initial what-on-earth-is-this-thing confusion, I find myself liking it ;-) One issue that I'm struggling with is a feature that many likely prefer in a multi ...
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Switch With Multiple Connections

This is probably a dump question, but say I have 2 connections. Would it be possible to connect both these connections to the same switch and use VLAN so that some ports only use 1 connection and the ...
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Gigabit router only using 100mbit

I have the following configuration: a 100mbit router connected to a gigabit router(TP-Link WR1043ND) in a LAN port (WAN ports are empty). DHCP is disabled on the gigabit router so it is just making a ...
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KVM switch doesn't work for one computer only

I have been using electronic KVM switch for my two computers from one year. Today I was not able to connect one computer through switch. Error is no input signal. When I connect my monitor direct to ...
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Router behind switch in my home office will not pull up a dynamic IP from my service provider

I have the following setup in my home office: Fiber-optic service from my service provider passes through the service provider's ONT in the basement and into my apartment via an Ethernet cable ...
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Computer crawls when connected to switch but not router

I just upgraded to GS605 Netgear gigabyte switches on my network, and I use Cat 5e cables, so I can use the gigabit Ethernet. One of my Windows PCs seems to have a very slow connection. I see an ...
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Why does traffic between two computers on a switch still travel through my router?

After reading Does All LAN Traffic Travel Through A Router as well as my previous experience, I'm surprised that traffic between two Mac computers on a Gigabit 5-port switch (Netgear Model GS105) was ...
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Plug Modem into switch, switch into Router

I want to setup a wired network where I have the modem plugged into a switch. Is it required that the router be the first connection to the Modem as long as all the network traffic is routed through ...
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FDN and Link LEDs on when computer is off

My computer is off, but the FDN and Link/Act lights are still on for its channel on my network switch. Is it affecting my network, because when my computer is off other devices on the switch lose ...
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NETGEAR FS750T, all lights on doesn't appear to be working

I picked up a second hand NETGEAR FS750T switch today for very little as the previous owner said it had stopped working. After powering it up, there is a small noise for about three seconds. All the ...
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Computer Assigning DHCP IP Addresses on Switch

I have four computers on my network, and an Xbox 360, all of which plug into my Comcast router in the following fashion: Comcast plugs into the router box. Port three of the router goes to a small ...
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Unmanaged Switch Problems

I've recently installed a Tenda TEG1024D 24 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Switch in order to phase out the additional 8 port 10/100 Mbps switch which was connected to a Netgear ADSL router. There is one ...
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Home Networking Issue with Switch

I have an Allied Telesyn 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch. Plugged in is the main line to port one, direct from my Comcast router, an IBM ThinkCentre 8143-28U to port two, an Xbox 360 "classic" (mfr ...
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Will multiple switches slow transfer speed

I want to create link between a data server (It's more like NAS) and around 300 computers. Data transferred per day is around 2GB/computer and speed really matters. If I use a single switch it would ...
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cannot connect to OpenWrt router via switch

(Copied from the OpenWrt forum, where it went from the visible pages without answer...) Dear all, a few days ago I set up a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND with OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1. The router ...
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Wireless router + separate switch - port forwarding

I am building a new home and I have network cables running to every room essentially (around 11-12 locations). In the past I have had a wireless router that has a 4 port switch, which has worked ...
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Any switches powered over Ethernet? [closed]

My home has a single Ethernet jack going to most rooms. In some rooms I'd like to expand that into several ports so I'm going to be putting a small switch next to each one. All the switches I've seen ...
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VMWare Virtual Network Editor - Bridged Network not working since switch

I want to connect my virtual Debain server to the LAN via a bridged network. The virtual bridged network is configured in the VMWare Virtual Network Editor (VmNet0 - Bridged), the right NIC has been ...
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Connection loss to random websites on LAN

I work in as an IT manager in an office where there are 10+ computers. What my question is that, a particular computer has a connection to some websites. The network setup is a LAN connected to a ...
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Internet access dies on one of the computers in a home LAN a few minutes after rebooting the router

There is a desktop computer on my network that is giving me headaches right now. I have a fiber/LAN broadband access with a dedicated LAN port outlet in the wall. From there I have a Ethernet cable ...
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How can I log in my alteon2424?

I was given an old alteon 2424. Pluging a serial cable on the console port allows me to see it booting. I can choose at boot between 2 images in nvram by pressing ctrl o. Both images talk about ...
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Can I split one ethernet line coming out of my wall into multiple separate lines?

Hi all and thanks in advance. I'll start with some background. I live in an apartment which provides internet service included in the rent. They use company called pavlov for the internet ...
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Keep OSX from switching Keyboard layout automatically

I’m not using a normal Apple Keyboard on my Mac. It’s a standard ISO keyboard with a German Layout. Unfortunately this keyboard is not supported by OSX by default. So some keys are not working right. ...
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Why do I need a managed switch and which one should I buy?

I bought a 2nd router and I want both routers to have direct WAN access to the modem. One of the 2 routers directs VOIP traffic to a telephone line port. This VOIP service is provided by the cable ...
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Networking a POE VOIP phone and a non-POE router with one Ethernet port [closed]

I'm wiring up an office with one available Ethernet wall jack. The jack currently services a VOIP phone that is powered over the Ethernet cord and has no normal plug. I need to set up a small network ...
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How to prevent Opera to switch to Download tab ? How to disable the download tab?

How to prevent Opera to switch to Download tab ? How to disable the download tab ?
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What is the most likely reason for all the lights to go out on the ethernet router every 5 seconds?

I have a 5 port 10/100 ethernet hub (cheap "Dynex" brand sold only at FutureShop) at home, and it has started going into a weird failure mod, I call it the "reset loop" but I have no idea if I'm right ...
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Connecting Second Switch to Primary?

My broadband internet connection goes from a cable to a combo switch/router/wlan supplied by the phone company that has 4 outgoing ethernet ports. I have two of these connected directly to PCs and it ...
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LAN network (switch?) [closed]

I am working on setting up the network for a small LAN party (less than 16 people). Most of them do not have wireless cards in their rigs, so I need to set up some way for everyone to a) play LAN ...
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Connections among gigabit switch and 10/100 switch [closed]

I have a network: server (1GB)--->switch(1GB)--->switch(10/100)---->client(10/100) Is this a proper way to configure a network? What problems might I have if I set it up this way?
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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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Ethernet switch not working

I've just tried using two different ethernet switches on my network to replace an 8-port Netgear gigabit ethernet switch, which works fine, but doesn't have enough ports for what I need. Computers are ...
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Capabilities of business and SOHO routers

I'm currently studying for the CCNA certifications (especially for Cisco routers and configuration). I know that business routers provide more features than SOHO routers, the processing speed and RAM ...
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Is it possible to detect an unauthorized switch on a network?

Is it possible to detect an unauthorized switch on a LAN? My university IT department does not permit people from attaching their own switches to the network. I am interested in knowing if it is ...
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Setup an inside network using a switch while connected to a wifi network

I've recently moved into my dorm at my new school. Everything is done via wifi but I would like to still have my own private network inside of my dorm (I have several computers). I went out and ...
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Trunking on HP ProCurve 2610 Switch

I have a network of computers for which I would like to divide into the appropriate VLANs and configuring trunking with an ADSL modem. I'm using a series of HP ProCurve 2610 switches which is directly ...