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

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Cannot 'see' ethernet switch from web browser

I have installed my modem/router as a default gateway with IP 192.168.0.1, and then attached a multi-port switch to it. My two computers are then attached to the switch. How can I get to the switch ...
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1000 Mbit switch slows down upload speed from MediaCenter

My MediaCenter (running Windows 7 x64) has me puzzled. I've started seeing really slow upload speeds from the computer - so slow that the Xbox 360 won't connect anymore. I've tried two "internet ...
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Home networking issue

I would like to put a wireless router in the main part of my house and a switch in the garage to avoid clutter and so I can have better wireless connectivity within the house for wireless devices. My ...
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Linksys Router not connecting to internet through switch

I am setting up a new Linksys WRT610N router, and I connected it to my Apple Airport Extreme, and it connected to the internet perfectly. But I set up a Netgear GS108 switch, connected it to the modem,...
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Can I use crossover with a gigabit switch to play games over LAN?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a switch to play games that use a LAN connection with my family. I know that the game I want to play works with a standard Ethernet cable from one Intel NIC ...
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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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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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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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Sharing internet from a Router to Switch

We have a TP-Link (TD-W8951ND) Modem Router : Internet Connection from BSNL, India. D-Link DES-1024D 24-Port Switch : 16 Computers connected and we have a local site running which will be accessed ...
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What do I need to set up a basic “prosumer” or low-end enterprise level network?

I've gone through too many consumer routers (most recently it seems that a capacitor failed on my Netgear WNDR3700) and a friend suggested I look into Ubiquiti. I'm currently in a three floor ...
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Wireshark traffice capture- one subnet to another subnet

My setup is a computer with wireshark connected to switch on LAN network. The subnet IP that the wireshark is on is .0.# . I would like to capture traffic between subnet IP of .0.# and .2.#. However ...
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Do I get benefits of a gigabit switch with 100 Mbps modem?

We have an ADSL modem which has four 100 Mbps ports. In one of them we have a 20 port 100 Mbps switch where all the networking devices are currently connected. If I buy a gigabit switch and connect it ...
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Consumer Switch MAX Throughput [closed]

So I am trying to find the specs on consumer switch I am thinking about buying but as it is consumer product...not a lot of info. I am a Cisco Engineer which makes this all the more aggrevating...for ...
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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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Can I use an old netbook as a switch/router replacement?

My current WiFi router broke, so I thought, why spend another $50 on a new one when I can make use of my old netbook? I have an old EEEPC-701 4G that has a pretty nice Atheros wireless radio. ...
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Cisco switch Link status Up, Protocol down

I just bought a Cisco 3750X switch and when I did a sh ip int brief command, I see that my TE1/1/1 interface (it's a 10G port) has status up but protocol down. Right now, this 10G port is connected ...
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I can't get router and switches configured properly for my home office network

I recently built a new detached garage, with an office above. As such I had it tied into my existing home Ethernet wiring. The Ethernet signal is coming into the garage just fine, but I cannot get ...
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Expanding our home network

Currently we have a D-Link DI-524, which is a wireless router with 4 wired Ethernet ports, and an uplink port. The uplink port is plugged into the cable modem, and 2 of the 4 Ethernet ports have our ...
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Best way to setup a SoHo set of unmanaged switches

Sorry for what is probably the most basic question in regards to networking - but I've been finding a lot of contradicting advice both online and from colleagues. I've just moved into my new house and ...
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I can hear it pinging and talking, but it can't hear anything

I got one-way connectivity to some devices and sometimes(randomly) no connectivity, with odd link-status LED lighting. There are 1 PC(mine) and 2 routers('A' and 'B') connected to a switch(unmanaged) ...
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Why does my gigabit switch lose connectivity?

I have a very simple home network system. I'm trying to replace an older 10/100 4-port switch with a new gigabit 8-port switch to support additional computers without much luck. Configuration is: ...
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When the ADSL modem goes off, the network will become disabled

In my personal network, I have connected all of my machines and also my ADSL modem to a network switch. The problem is that the machines get their IP addresses from the modem, thus when the modem is ...
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USB switch for both data and power

I would like to make a switch for my USB cable. It's a microscope, so its data is important. Question is, in the "off" state, after disconnecting the two power cables, do I have to disconnect both D-...
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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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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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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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How do I get a switch to refresh connections faster?

The process I'm using is as follows: Setup a repeated ping from one machine (that's already connected to the switch) to the IP address of a second machine. Plug the second machine (which is powered ...
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Control communication flow between devices on a network

For simplicity, let's say my network looks like this: [Internet/Modem] | [Standard home wi-fi Router] | [Windows/Mac PCs] [...
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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, I'...
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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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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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Computer wont turn on immediately

Having an issue with my stack, I'll try to describe it as best I can. Was hoping for some advice from you kind people. I turn off my computer normally every time I shut it down, no programs running ...
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How does a switch forward two different IP addresses?

Comcast allows the home user to buy a second IP address. I bought a Cisco switch (I don't know whether it's Layer 2 or Layer 3) based on some advice I got. One port of the switch is connected to my ...
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Arp table on a multi switch vlan

Lets say I have multiple cisco switches that are all on the same VLAN. The question is: If I do "arp -a" on a pc that is connected to one of the switches. Do I get the Ip and Mac addresses of all ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Clients can't obtain DHCP addresses, other machines get reset in network [closed]

When a new system is added to our network (i.e. we plug a machine into the network) DHCP seems to be doing some funky things. The new computer cannot obtain an IP address Something gets reset: All ...
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HP ProCurve 3500 - monitor bandwith usage

I would like to check the bandwith usage of a port. But I can't seem to find a show command that will let me do so. Any suggestions?
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How To Connect Internet Modem To 2 LAN Devices? [closed]

I have unresolved problem with router and modem, so can i do this with HUB or switch but not with router?
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Will a gigabit switch improve in-network transfer speeds without a gigabit router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will using a 10/100 router stunt gigabit switch speeds for an internal network? I have a 10/100 router but am considering buying a gigabit switch to add to the network to ...
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free Proxy switching software which will let me surf with different Proxies

I have seen many Questions on the super User regarding Proxy Switching But none of the software helped me. I have used Elite Proxy Switcher, Proxy Switcher Standard easy Hide Ip Hide Ip easy But ...
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How do I share internet with my Windows 7 laptop such that DHCP is off?

I basically want my Windows 7 Laptop to function as a switch. (like a router when DHCP is off). Instead of getting 192.x.x.x addresses, I want public IP address assigned to everyone who connects to ...
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Switch User in RedHat like XP

In our cluster, RedHat4 & 5 machines, if someone locks the computer and walks away no body can use it. Is there a feature in RedHat5, Gnome, KDE etc that would allow for the option of switching ...