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

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VLAN trouble - Nortel Baystack 5520

Hopefully someone can chime in, as it's one of the last pieces of the puzzle before I do the flip. I currently have 2 VLANs setup on my pfSense router & Netgear GS724v3 switch. All fine and dandy ...
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Networked device doesn't work with certain switches

I have a networked device (an old motion controller) that I have connected to my network via a switch. My PC is connected to the same switch. This configuration works as expected and I can ping and ...
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one lan port connecting to a switch, will the LAN cat type affect the speed?

I am fairly new to network setup. My topology is like this. WAN->Modem->Router->Hub-> 6 Wireless APs->Devices I have a fibre connection connected to a modem , then a modem connected to a router and ...
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Will a Modem -> Switch -> Access Point setup work?

So, I'm planning on chucking out my ISP's router because it's just plain not good enough. I'm planning on moving to a Modem -> Switch -> Access Point setup. I plan to have a DrayTek Vigor 130 ...
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Networking - New Apartment, Strange Cat5 Configuration

Every time I think I'm getting the hang of these darn computers, I realize that I know almost nothing whatsoever compared to what there is out there to know. Today, my quest for computer knowledge ...
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Guest Wi-Fi using the same Ethernet LAN as an IP video security camera network?

This hotel has a private network for all of its PCs, using the 172.20.7.0/25 subnet. A second, separate network for IP cameras uses the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. All the cameras are connected using ...
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Convert a router to a switch?

I have a couple of modem/routers that came with ISP services that are no longer being used. At the moment I have the current ISP's router running the wireless network and a wired portion to a couple ...
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Can I connect a switch to a router?

Ok sorry if this is the most basic question in the world but for years I have needed more ethernet ports in my room and my whole house is wired with 1 ethernet port in each room, I also wanted to be ...
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Why should I VLAN a switch when I can just use a subnet mask?

Using subnet masks: IP 10.15.1.1 with mask 255.255.0.0 will not be able to see IP 10.17.1.1 with mask 255.255.0.0, correct? So why would I ever want to VLAN a switch unless if I needed to separate ...
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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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When connecting two switches, should I use normal switch ports or the SFP ports?

I have two 48 port gigabit Netgear switches with 2 SFP ports each (I also have two Mini-GBIC copper transceiver modules) Is it best to set the ports up by using the built in ports (i.e. plug port 1 ...
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Trying to achieve faster file transfer rates on my home network

I have tried to work through this problem on my own, but I have reached the point where I need your help, and/or encouragement. I have a small home network set up. The main components are 2 Macs ...
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Can ping device from one computer and not the other

I've recently been assigned to work on a diagnostic program done in C++ which communicates with a piece of electronic equipment. Our normal scenario involves communicating via an RS232 interface, but ...
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Would a NAS and a PC have a gigabit connection if connected through a gigabit switch?

I have a gigabit enabled NAS and a non-gigabit router at the moment. If I connected both the PC and the NAS into the gigabit switch, then connected the switch into the router, would the PC and the NAS ...
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Why is a router needed?

I‘ve been trying to figure out why a router is needed. I know a router can be used for DHCP and some other things, but I’m just thinking of networking with static IPs. So the following: Is it ...
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Netgear Prosafe GSM7248 Console problems

Hey all this is my first time dealing with a managed switch and i seem to be having issues with trying to log into the RS232 console on it. First thing i did was reset it back to factory defaults (i ...
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Switch after Router seems to create own subnet

I have a Router (Easybox 802) connected to the Internet. It has sockets for LAN-cables and a wifi-antenna. One socket of the router is connected to a switch (netgear fs605 v2) in another level in the ...
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Can I connect a CM820 modem to a switch to get more ports?

I have an Arris Touchstone CM820 cable modem (DOCSIS), but it has only one RJ45 socket. Can I connect a switch to it (like TL-SF1005D for example) in order to have more internet ports?
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Sharing internet without wifi

How can I use the Internet on two computers when I only have one Ethernet cable connected to the switch in my hostels's server room which is further connected to central sever room which is further ...
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Looking for a fiber optic “switch” or “router” for home use

The gist of my question: What is a "fiber optic" switch called? I.E. a layer 2 ethernet switch that uses fiber TX and RX connections and sends layer 2 network traffic between the fiber strands ...
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DNAT - cascaded switch

I am trying to allow a service through my firewall to BOX1 that cascades off my managed switch. NET<------ [Firewall WAN_Firewall LAN] ------> [Managed Switch]------> [Unmanaged Switch]--------> ...
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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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Possible network loop with WiFi and Ethernet when docked

I have been seeing a weird problem that I can't reproduce on demand and have a suspicion on the root cause. The Issue: Intermittently the entire network goes down until I walk around and unplug ...
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Can I use part of a KVM switch to share 1 monitor and 2 computers? One is PS2 one is USB

I have 2 computers. One uses PS2 connectors for the keyboard and mouse the other uses USB. I need access to both computers. I have a PS2 KVM switch that does not power up with just the monitor ...
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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 ...
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Does a true Star Topology exist?

In Mike Meyers A+ CompTIA book, he defines a star topology as a network where all units connect to some central wiring point - I image many units connected to a switch. He then goes on to say that a ...
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Is there a switch that will connect directly to my modem and allow my router to serve only as a WiFi connection?

Details Devices Internets -50Mbps Cable Internet Modem - Motorola Surfboard Extreme Router - Netgear WNDR3700v3 Switch - D-Link DGS-1008G Wired Ethernet Cable - Cat6_24Awg_ Device Configuration - ...
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Can running two cat 5e cables mprove speed between two routers?

I have a cable modem downstairs, with 120mbs connection. I have a router upstairs, about 100ft of cat5e cable away. The data rate there is about 50mbs. I added an ethernet switch about halfway, and it ...
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Is it better to have 2x 48 port switches or 4x 24 port switches in a network?

Short questions Is it better to run a large local network through either : A) run all cables back to 2x connected 48 port ethernet switches (with STP (required by Sonos)). or B) Run 4 x 24 port ...
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How are network switches configured remotely when they have no IP address?

A network admin can configure a network switch by connecting devices like a keyboard and a monitor to it directly using physical ports available on the switch. Like routers i think the option of ...
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Connecting two routers with device accessibility behind home cable modem

I have three routers [the wireless modem gateway, a linksys device which is in only switch mode, and another Linksys router which is in bridge mode] I have this setup: [cable modem] -> switch ...
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Network setup issue

I have two internet connection - one broadband connection of 8 Mbps and a lease line of 4 Mbps and CISCO 24 port switch, new dlink 600L router. Currently both this sources are plugged in Sonic fire ...
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Connecting router as a switch [duplicate]

In a home LAN, I have connected one router A (which is also connected to the Internet) to router B but router B is supposed to work only as a switch (I am not using the WAN port in router B at all). ...
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UDP not forwarded through switch

I have a switch D-Link DGS-1210 with 52 ports. There is a device connected to the switch that shall be updated. The update requires a TFTP transfer between my PC and the device. Unfortunately the ...
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What happens if a switch loses too many packets consistently?

I was just wondering what happens if a switch loses too many packets. The reason I am asking is because I have a switch that is constantly overloaded. This is caused by individuals downloading heavy ...
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Easiest way to get wifi if signal is too weak [duplicate]

I want to get wi-fi internet access on a smartphone in a certain place. I have a switch there, it is connected by a 20 meters long network cable to a wi-fi router, the router is connected to the ...
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Share 1 hdd to PC and PS3

I have HDD connected to PS3 via USB. Is there any device to allow connecting this HDD to computer also? My goal is to have this HDD connected to both PS3 and PC and then on PC there supposed to be ...
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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 are mac address shared between initiater and target?

If there is a successful TCP/IP connection between two servers in internet layer and the source address and destination mac addresses are attached to the TCP/IP packets, then how are the mac addresses ...
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Network Hub to Hub - no network

I've set up a home network using hubs. I know it's best to replace hubs with network switches however the hubs were donated and it's not feasible to buy network switches. The setup consists of a hub ...
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Programmable USB Switch? [closed]

Is anyone aware of a USB Switch that is programmable or controlled via the PC? I am writing a test application that requires the device (a mobile phone) to be plugged in via USB to a PC for ...
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How do I connect my D-Link DIR-605L wireless router to my TP-Link TL-SG2424P PoE switch?

We connect to the Internet via our D-Link DIR-605L wireless router. We just bought a TP-Link TL-SG2424P PoE switch to power our new VoIP phones and connect them together. (Our wireless router will ...
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Switch to switch connection

4 servers with 8 Ethernet connections Will it affect Network speed if I Mount a 16 ports Gbit switch in rack and connect one Ethernet cable from that swith to main switch with 30 computers connected. ...
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Network bridge - how to use them

Does/Can network bridges bridge 2 different network segments (with 2 different network/subnet mask) ? Or all the segments must be long to the same subnet in order to communicate ? What are the ...
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internet traffic slow through switch; VOIP issues too

There's already a post about this, but the solution to that one didn't work for me, so here's my version: We have Cox cable internet, 100mbps | We have a Sonicwall TZ 215w | We have a netgear L2 ...
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Can modern switches act like hubs?

I've been trying to find a hub, specifically for the packet broadcast characteristic. I'm troubleshooting a NAS behind a NAT router and want to look at the traffic arriving on the wire and this seems ...
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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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VLAN: Cannot connect to internet via AP mode

I followed the guide at http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8898 in order to setup a VLAN on my network. Currently, one port is on VLAN 10, all the rest are on the default. If I plug a ...
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Do routers act like switches when devices are connected to it by Ethernet cables or not?

In my networking class I learned that routers send data to all computers on the network, compared to switches that send data only to the MAC address that is needed. My question is if devices are ...
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Does IPV6 matter when choosing a new switch for home network?

Looking to upgrade my Fast Ethernet home network switch to a Gigabit Ethernet switch. Figured I should make sure that the new device supports IPV6, but in looking at the specs of a few switches, I ...