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

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Throughput from devices on gigabit switch to gigabit router

I think this is a pretty simple question, but I wanted to either validate my thinking, or for someone to tell me I'm wrong. My router at home has 4 gigabit ports. So, obviously, each (supported) ...
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LAN connection not working for 100mbps half/full and auto for one particular LAN point

I use unlimited broadband internet connection through LAN provided by our internet provider, without any domestic router. Recently, I am not able to connect my ACER laptop to the net as a message ...
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How can i connect 2 PC with different subnets in 1 Switch in 1 Router

Well here is the problem...I want to connect 2 PC pc_1: 10.1.1.18/29 pc_2: 10.1.1.66/29 with 1 switch pc_1 -> Switch Fa0/1 pc_2 -> Switch Fa0/2 and this switch to a router ...
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OmniSwitch 6400 Port information

I'm trying to find out how can I know what equipament is connected to a specific port on a OmniSwitch 6400 Switch. Anyone knows if it's possible to know the IP and/or MAC Address of the equipamentos ...
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Regarding Home Network and Structured Panel

I have a question that maybe pretty simple for those who are little more adept at this. Recently, I've been wanting to get the Ethernet ports around my house (which was built last year) live. I have a ...
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Switching monitors from an app

I'd like to know if anybody out here knows if there's a way to easily switch between monitors from an app in Windows 7. The setup: I have a laptop who's resolution is 1600 x 900 and a monitor which ...
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VLAN through switch

Is it possible to get vlan through a switch that doesn't support 802.1q (vlan tagging)? In my case I have a master switch (vlan supported) small switch (vlan unsupported) and wireless access point ...
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MRTG: Switch Port Throughput

I currently have MRTG running in a Debian box. It currently polls a Netgear Switch for the speeds of 7 or so ports and then makes the graphs of them. It currently only records the bits/sec. I would ...
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link (trunk )2 home switch together

Can i link two home switch (not professional like cisco) togeher in this way: router 1 -> switch 1 -> switch 2 router 1 -> switch 2 -> switch 1 I want that when switch 1 goes down i still have ...
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FTP from IP camera to server losing packets

I'm tryin to set up a number of IP cameras (D-link DCS-920 and DCS-930L) to send images by FTP to a server (Ubuntu server (10.04 I think)). The images are about 15KB each and currently I have 6 ...
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Ethernet auto-sensing and auto-negotiation error?

In a network where Franck has only one RJ45 port accessible (see Network topology, situation 1), I add a switch to get an additionnal RJ45 port, everything is fine (situation 2), but when I remove the ...
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Windows 8 on network and self-assigned IPs

Whenever I turn off my computer, my friend's computer (who is on the same network) loses Internet access and grabs a self-assigned IP, and the router stops reporting any computers connected to the ...
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KVM switch working on one computer but nor the other

I installed a IOGEAR KVM switch on two PC computers running windows 7. One computer works fine, but when I switch to the other computer I can see the screen saver and nothing else. The mouse and ...
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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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Will using a 10/100 router stunt gigabit switch speeds for an internal network?

I have a 10/100 Verizon router. 3 computers are connected to this via Ethernet. I'd like to put a gigabit switch between the computers and router to enable gigabit speeds on the intranet. If the ...
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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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Will this network layout work?

I need to set up a network in my office so I can have a company come and install software for me. They are going to setup my front office computer so I can perform normal tasks on it and it will ...
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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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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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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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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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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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routing to a computer on a switch behind a router?

Here is the setup: Cable Modem -> Vonage "Router" (not really sure if it is a full router or not) -> Linksys Router -> Netgear Switch -> PC When I had the PC connected directly to the router I could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to network Ubuntu and Windows 7 through a switch?

I have a PC running on Windows 7 and another one running Ubuntu 12.04. I know I can directly connect both of them using a crossover cable, however I occasionally do have a laptop to connect as well, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I use a Mac as switch (or bridge two interfaces)

I need to put a wired device (Blue-ray player), on my home wireless network's subnet, via the mac's wifi connection, as there is no wired connections upstairs. To be more clear, what I'd like is: ...
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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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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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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 ...