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

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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 ...
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How to configure Windows 7 Professional as a network switch?

My PC has two network cards but I only have one port on the LAN to plug it into. Recently I acquired a laptop that I'd like to share the port with. Can I just somehow configure the PC as a switch ...
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Gigabit Switch Is Slow In One Direction, Fast In Opposite Direction

I have a desktop and a laptop connected by a network switch. Both have Gigabit network cards. My old (Netgear) Fast Ethernet switch gives equal throughput in both directions for file copying ...
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Increase speeds with an unmanaged GBE switch?

I have a network with a dead slow 10/100 router. The router cannot be replaced, and I wish to speed up transfers between two, or possibly three computers on the network. If I plug an unmanaged ...
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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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Why is this gigabit switch full duplex in gigabit mode, but only half duplex in 10/100 modes?

According to the specs of the D-Link DGS-1100-16 Easysmart 16-Port Gigabit Switch at amazon.com: IEEE 802.3 compliant IEEE 802.3u compliant; Supports half/full-duplex operation (half at 10/100 ...
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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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Gateway in star topology

Imagine a network consisting of three computers all of which connecting to a switch. And we need to manually fill routing table in one of them. The gateway column in routing table must contain the ...
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Multiple Netgear GS608 V2 Problems

My network consists of: Netgear DG834N ADSL Modem (4 port) Connects to... Netgear GS608 V2 8 Port Switch This has 1 PC & a NAS drive connected to it. It then has a Cat6 cable connecting it ...
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Connecting a Time Capsule, as a wireless router, to a Netgear GS724 L2 managed switch

My previous home network involved just an Apple Time Capsule and an ADSL router. A LAN port of the ADSL router was simply connected to the WAN port of the Time Capsule through a straight ethernet ...
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What's the limit of a home router's MAC address table?

I am considering creating a large LAN (possibly greater than 255 computers) using home wireless routers such as Linksys WRT54G as switches (DHCP off). What, roughly, is the size or limit of the MAC ...