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

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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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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 ...
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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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Home router for higher network loads [closed]

I'm trying to find a replacement for my ASUS WL500GP router. Some constraints: my ISP now provides 120 Mbit bandwidth - the router must be able to handle it I have 3 computers and a laptop at home ...
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WNDR3700 Router + Cisco SG200-08 + LACP + Dual Uplink

Background I have a storage server that has several virtual machine images stored on them. I would store them locally, but I have limited space on my desktop (using SSD storage). I would like to ...
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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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Cisco Router/Switch with MacBook Pro OSX Lion

What I have: MacBook Pro with OSX Lion Very old Cisco Router and Switch Two Crossover Cables (1 Cisco Console to Serial and 1 Cisco Console to Cisco Console) One Serial to USB Cable I am very new ...
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MS Word 2007 changes language/keyboard layout settings

I have two keyboard layout options set in Windows XP, Croatian and English, with Croatian as the default layout. When I write some text and some croatian symbols (like ć,š,ž) the MS Word 2007 gets ...
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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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Does using cat5e cables yield any disadvantages in combination with cat6/cat6a network?

If I were to have a fully compliant cat6 or cat6a network running through my walls... that is to say, wires and jacks... What would be the concequence of plugging a cat5e wire into one of the jacks? ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I switch to the standard desktop in Ubuntu Karmic?

I installed Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) on my ASUS 900 netbook, and I prefer the standard interface when using it. However, I can't seem to find the actual program or utility that lets me switch ...
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How to tell a router from a switch/hub?

I recently got a ADSL modem with Ethernet ports for providing Internet to more than one client, So how can i tell my ADSL modem is acting as a switch ,router or hub. The function that I have noticed ...
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Keep Computers Seperate On Same Network

I have about a Netgear WGR614 router and a few CentreCom FS708 switches. Is there a way to create a home network so every safe an secure computer can access the internet and another network where I ...