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

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Installing home wired network with multiple switches

I'm about to lay Gigabit network cabling in my new house. I want a wired network in almost every room of the house and some with several cables (i.e. living room with LAN for xbox/ps, video LAN cable ...
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Gigabit Ethernet switch under Megabit router

Suppose I am very poor, which I am, I can only afford a 10/100 router and a gigabit switch. If I am to connect everything under my router which runs at 10/100M, everything will of course runs at ...
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Connecting WNDR3700 Netgear router as a switch [duplicate]

I recently moved over to Verizon FIOS and I must use their router. So I want to try to use my old Netgear router as a switch (no wireless) for additional ports. I connected the main router into a LAN ...
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How to extend the number of ports on a Switch?

Consider that I need to connect 15 computers on different collision domains. I understand that each port on a switch has a separate collision domain. So, all I need to do is to connect 15 computers to ...
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Using a VLAN to isolate a device from network broadcasts

I have a device that needs to be isolated from broadcast traffic (excess broadcast traffic is causing the device to crash), but the web console on the device still needs to be accessible via a ...
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Wireless Router: layer 3 or layer 2 switching?

I have a wireless router installed at my home (provided by ISP). Scenario: Router IP: 192.168.1.1 My Machine IP (X): 192.168.1.2 IP of machine Y: 192.168.1.3 Now when I ping Y from my ...
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When does a router know to send a packet to the internet and not over LAN

Assuming a router has a built in switch which passes data packets to machines on the LAN based on the MAC address of all locally connected devices I want to know when and how (readying the packet for ...
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Gigabit switch in front of 100mbit router decrease maximum throughput for connected devices?

I have a router (ASUS WL-500G Premium running a modded Tomato) that has a 100mbps ethernet interface + wifi interface. I added a D-Link 8-port gigabit switch (DGS-1008G) because I want faster transfer ...
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Can I share my usb keyboard between two computers

I love my Filco keyboard, I use it as primary keyboard for my Lenovo thinkpad all time. Now Im moving into the mac world and wonder: is it possible to split my USB keyboard between two USB ports, ie ...
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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 access the web GUI for the Trendnet TEG-160WS smart switch?

The management utility reports the switch at 192.168.0.1 but I get an error going to that IP in the browser and if I try to change the IP or enable DHCP in the utility the change is rejected. Windows ...
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How the switch decides destination is also on the same interface similar to that of source?

[Hello guys firstly this question I myself have migrated from stack exchange to here as networking related questions are not supposed to be asked there. So please don't mark as duplicate. I am the ...
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Windows 7 shows “Network Cable Unpugged” If connected through IO port

I am facing a strange problem while connecting a new windows 7 machine (will be referred as machine A) to a dell switch. Here are few points to better understand my problem: When machine A is ...
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Weird packet dropping between two routers

My ISP provided me a hybrid DSL modem/router with a phone jack and 4 LAN ports. The DSL modem/router supports PPPoE passthrough, but it does not do PPPoE dialing. I also have a more powerful DD-WRT ...
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Can't connect to device behind switch

probably it's a very simple question, but I'm not a network expert. At home I have a modem router with WIFI + LAN (D-LINK DSL-2680), in another room I plugged a switch (Netgear GS208) and then ...
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Switching from Onboard intel to Nvidia Dedicated GPU

How can I switch from Intel onboard grpahics to Nvidia Dedicated GPU? When I go to windows screen resolution I see intel. I cant change it. I go to Device Manager, I see both Adapters are there and ...
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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 ...