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

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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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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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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 ...
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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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Devices on one switch can't see devices on another switch

I have RoadRunner Internet cable service hooked to a Motorola Surfboard modem. This is connected to a 10/100 wireless router (located in the garage). Downstairs, I have a ZyXEL GS-108b gigabit switch ...
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What differences are there between “home” switches and “professional” switches?

Our radio station uses a PtP wireless system to stream our radio and TV signals from our studio up a hill to our transmitter. We have been having problems with warbly sound and drop outs that come ...
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Distributing internet access over a small network using Netgear switches to separate user groups [closed]

Here's the setup: in a small office, I have a Netgear DG834 router, with one port hooked up to a GS105e switch, which has 2 PCs and a printer connected to it. A second router port is connected to a ...
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Two hosts on same subnet can't see each other

I've got two routers with two separate public IP addresses on the same subnet, but I can't get them to talk to each other. Both are connected to the internet (ISP-provided gateway) via Ethernet ports ...
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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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Can't connect two PCs to a Network Switch at the same time (Windows 7)

I have two computers connected to a network switch and every once in a while one of the computers will lose its internet connection. It's almost always the same computer every time. However, if I play ...
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Can I connect two routers to one switch?

I want to connect two routers to a switch which will then be connected to a modem. Now as far as I know a switch does not do network translation and this won't work with one IP address. So I bought ...
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What is “Switching Bandwidth”?

I am trying to decipher exactly what is meant by switching bandwidth on tech specs for various switches. I think I understand, but I'm not so sure. I know that a port on a 10/100/1000 switch can ...
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SFP 1000Mbps vs 1000Mbps RJ45

Whats different? They both offer the same speed don't they? I'm asking because we have a switch with 4 SFP 1000Mbps ports and we are buying a new server and was wondering if it's worth paying extra ...
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TCP port prioritizing on switch/router (QoS)

I have some HP ProCurve series Switch. There is a QoS option for prioritize traffic by TCP/UDP port. I set two ports: one with highest priority and another with lowest. Then I performed tests to ...
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Home network hardware

I'm renovating my house and, in addition to all the other infrastructure put behind drywall, i am also adding a wired home network. Every room will have at least one cat5 jack and the command center ...
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Setting WiFi Client gateway, ip address, subnet etc on linksys router

I have a linksys wireless router which I use is a switch, not an internet router, inside an office in an office building. We have certain settings we have to setup for every client computer in order ...
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USB Switchboard of some kind - Do they exist?

I've come into a situation where I will have to be using two different computers (side by side) constantly. Now, there isn't enough space to keep two keyboards, two mice, and two headsets. After ...
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Use a Bluetooth module from Asus A6Je in an Asus N53J

Can I use my old Bluetooth module from an Asus A6Je laptop in my new Asus N53J? Internal Bluetooth is available in more expensive versions of my current laptop, but not in mine.
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all-in-one device which “fax over modem” and ISDN connection

I want to be able to send faxes using a certain all-in-one device, which has functionality to send them using a modem. It means the device doesn't have fax itself, but it scans the PC for a modem to ...
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Looking for app to switch windows on a timed basis

I'm looking for a peice of software or function of Windows (7/2008 R2) which would change the maximised window every X mins. So you would have one windows open for X mins, then it would switch to ...
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Is there no such thing as a Gigabit switch? [closed]

According to the manufacturer specification, even my rather plain desktop computer has "Gigabit Ethernet". So when I want to copy large files over the LAN (not Internet) it would make sense to have a ...
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Networking Setup and Configuration

I have a Router, Modem, Switch, and a Switch. Firewall: FVS338 Switch: FS762T What I would like to do is the following: Modem <----> Firewall <---> | ...
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Voltage range of a PoE Plus switch

I have a WiFi module until now I supplied through a PoE injector. According to the documentation the WiFi module voltage requirement is the following: 12V Passive PoE (accept up to 22V). I also have ...
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Connecting to router, some devices get good speeds, others get awful speeds

I have a strange problem. I got Virgin 30MB broadband installed yesterday (its been over 24 hours since it was activated) FYI I am in the United Kingdom. My home network goes like this: Item ...
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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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Issue setting up VLANs on Netgear switch

I am trying to set up a VLAN on my Netgear switch (GS105E). I want to create two separate networks and I want both of them have internet access. My setup is modem connected to router ...
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Computer as switch

I need to configure my computer as internet switch to pass DHCP packets and normal internet transfer from LAN to WiFi. Is it possible? --EDIT-- I've got Wireless network and one computer is ...
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Linksys WRT54GC wireless connection doesn't work

I Have a Linksys WRT54GC router which I use as a switch. Recently I have been able to connect to the wireless connection, but I can't access the router or the internet. Computers that are using it as ...
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Can a gigabit switch's performance degrade over time?

I have this Netgear 5-port gigabit switch. You know, one of those rounded white models. Well, it worked well in combination with a Netgear DSL router for a few years. The network topology is ...
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Hide initial buffer list in Emacs' iswitchb-mode

How can I configure iswitchb-mode so that it does not display the list of all (matching) buffers until I hit TAB for the first time?
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Should I wire directly to the basement for ethernet, or have a switch connected to another switch?

I have a project where I'm wiring my home for ethernet. I have four bedrooms upstairs, all of which are getting two ethernet connections each, and then a few rooms downstairs as well. I was thinking ...
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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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What can you use three ethernet ports for on a firewall/router?

What is the purpose of having 3 Ethernet ports on a router/firewall like this one: http://store.netgate.com/Netgate-m1n1wall-2D3-2D13-Red-P218C83.aspx vs. just having 2 like this: ...
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Will two 1000BASE-T devices always run at gigabit speeds when connected to the same 1000BASE-T switch?

Right now I'm running a simple network in my apartment using a wired/wireless router that supports speeds up to 100BASE-T. I've got my desktop, printer, and NAS device connected directly to the router ...
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File copied over the network differs from original

Having moved quite large amount of data (~1TB) over the network from one storage to another, I noticed the file on target system differs from the original. Setup: PC (Windows 7 64) with Windows ...
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Does All LAN Traffic Travel Through A Router

I have a very simple question: if I have a router (DHCP enabled - leasing IP addresses between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254) with a switch plugged in, and I plug two computers into the switch, will ...
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Are there any 5.1 surround audio switches on the market? [closed]

(Somewhat related to this question) I have a set of Logitech 5.1 surround speakers, which use three stereo 3.5mm TRS connectors (minijacks) to transfer the audio (the typical green/black/orange audio ...
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Where to plug in the PowerSwitch on an ASRock K7S41GX motherboard

I have an ASRock K7S41GX motherboard. I don't know where to plug in the power switch.
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Is chaining two switches different than connecting both switches directly to the router?

I am setting up the network for our small companies new office - I have about 20 computers upstairs and 20 down. There is a switch on each floor, the router is downstairs, and a cat5e cable running ...
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How to use the HP Procurve 2626 link-test feature?

I have a HP procurve 2626 in one location and I see it has a nice link-test feature. I tried it in all possible ways but did not manage to get it to work, used it on multiple PCs, routers, IP camera ...
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hooking up a belkin USB switch

I'm trying to help my parents hook up a Belkin 4-Port USB switch (model F1U200V) to a couple of USB printers, however, Google hasn't been able to find a manual. a picture can befound at ...
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Can you mix gigabit and 10/100 ethernet on the same network?

I have an Apple Airport Extreme Gigabit router and some new machines I need to put on my network (PS3, Mrs' laptop etc.) but the router has only got four ports so I was thinking of getting a simple, ...
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Switching keyboard/mouse/ethernet between two computers

At work, there are two computers side by side that share the same mouse/keyboard/internet cable (luckily the monitor has two cable inputs). We have to keep on switching these wires whenever we want to ...
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What is 10G? Is my switch 10G?

What is 10Gactually ? I have a Cisco switch ( http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10898/prod_models_comparison.html) And it has 2xSFP interface and 10 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T. ...
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home servers - home wireless router

I have 4 servers that I run from my house, each one is running separate services such as apache, mysql etc. All 4 servers are connected to a standard home wireless router that currently works as ...
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Difference between Ethernet splitter and switch

I have one Ethernet port that is wired directly to the router on another level. However, I want to run a desktop and a server both off this one Ethernet port. Can anyone tell me the difference ...
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Internal network speed deterioration

I am having internal network speed issues on my network. The Server (Windows 2008 R2) has two network cards. One provides 802.1x authentication to the outside world. The second, shares this using ICS ...