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

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Does a router/switch need to have MPLS supports to be able to use MPLS VPN connection? [on hold]

Suppose there 3-4 buildings IT system that need to be links together but the distance between them are very far apart (min between 230 - 470 km). How do one manage to provide connection between all ...
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Properly insert ethernet cable into RJ-45 wall port?

This has always puzzled me and made me wonder if there is a better way of accomplishing such a simple task. Many might have come across one variant of an Ethernet wall port with a plastic cover over ...
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How to read what a switch does in a motherboard block diagram

I have the basic understanding that a switch in a motherboard block diagram is suppose to show which ports/connections are usable at one time but I'm having trouble understanding the possible ...
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IGMP Proxy on Mikrotik

I have both Internet cable and a separate IPTV cable provided by ISP. Those two, along with 3 other room Cat5e cables are connected to Mikrotik hAP ac router. I know that in order to get the IPTV to ...
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Isolate wlan from lan using a switch

I have a small network of 5 devices. These devices are used by different family members. What I want to do is isolate the wlan from the lan. I looked at using a vlan but am concerned about hopping. ...
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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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ACL inter-vlan routing

I need to configure access control list on layer 3 switches for a some school's: Now the PC's from one classroom can access the PC's from the other classroom. How can I configure that they only can ...
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Determinte Switch IP/Linux

i'm trying to determine the ip of the network switch several linux boxes are plugged into. Background: i need to know in which physical port they're plugged in, so the machines automatically detect ...
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How to find the cause of my Packet Loss?

I am using Internet from my University. All rooms and offices are connected with Ethernet cable through many switches. Many times I have packet loss, I think one switch or modem is problematic. How to ...
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How does a router monitor traffic between two devices on a switch [on hold]

I recently set up a small business network, and am constantly learning more about how networking hardware works. It is my understanding that a Layer 2 device (Dell 48 port managed switch in this case)...
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NAS setup to avoid going through 100Mbit router connection?

as I have hinted in the question, I have trouble reaching 1Gb/s speeds in my network. All used cables are CAT6 and all network switches are unmanaged 1Gbit switches. Using FreeNAS on my server, I am ...
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ARP table on sg500x-48 not showing everything

I have a sg500x-48 Cisco switch with 15 different machines/IP addresses connected to it. Nevertheless, ARP table shows only one entry, regardless of if I run 'show arp' through ssh or use WebGUI. ...
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Strange issues with AP and printers on network

i have a TpLink WA901ND using it as access point, connected to a simple 8 ports switch and one of these ports is connected to a network printer. My Access point has this class of ip: IP: 192.168.11....
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configure the interface on the cisco TenGigabitEthernet 3750E switch

I can help configure the interface on the cisco TenGigabitEthernet 3750E switch, the switch module recognizes me X2-10GB-SR, but not that brings interface configuration. Thanks,
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Is the MAC address needed outside of the LAN?

I am learning about MAC and IP addresses and why we need to have both of them and not just one. Say I have the following network: Say PC 1 wants to send a packet to the Web Server. Now I understand ...
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Does a consumer Router have a Switch built into it?

I am learning about Networking, and based on what I have learned so far, this is how a LAN network is set up: So basically all of the computers and the Router are connected to the Switch. If a ...
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Is a Web Server also connected to a Switch?

Let's say that a computer inside of a LAN wants to request a webpage from a Web Server. I have drawn this scenario in the following image: So the request data will travel from the computer (for ...
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Network Setup for Intranet and Internet via two ISPs

I am planning on upgrading my current network setup, as I will be renting another completely separate line from a second ISP (to separate office and home). Whilst I do want to get internet from TCOM ...
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How can use One media convert to give internet connection to 4 houses?

Can I use one media converter to give internet access to 3 houses near my. My ISP saying he will be needing 2 media converts at each home with 8 port switch at each home. is it necessary? I mean can't ...
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How to remove redundant point from language switching?

I have 2 languages in my OS and I have 3 points when I click on language in tray: Sometimes when I switch language(ctrl+shift) I switch between rus(rus) and rus(us) and sometimes between rus(us) ...
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Share a server and a printer to different routers?

I have 2 different internet provider (#1, #2), both are connected to routers. On the router from provider #1 i got 1 server and 1 printer connected and i have acess to both (server, printer) since I'...
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How to Make a Portable Internet USB Device with Wifi Capability to Send all the data first to some particular device and then to other clients?

I have a portable internet USB device which can also throw wifi signals. All type of clients are usually connected to this device through wifi including PCs and Android devices. Is there any way that ...
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IPTV and NET over one cable - VLAN

My scenario: House with 2 floors. 1st floor equipment: ONT (fixed on this floor) - with four ports - three for IPTV and one for Internet Netgear Switch GS105E NAS (fixed) Computer (fixed) ...
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Wifi Router Netgear DG834N and switch Netgear GS108GE ProSafe Switch don't talk to each other

I own the hardware described in the title, a WiFi router and a switch. WiFi Router and switch and connected using a cable. From a laptop I can connect to WiFi network just fine and browse the internet....
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Invalid ARP received from GS724Tv4 ProSafe 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch

The switch is configured with four ports (ports 9 - 12) for VLAN 114. Port 24 is configured as a trunk port used for uplink to a router. VLAN Status 114 B5-K05 VLAN 114 Static g9 - g12, g23 - ...
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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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I cant get VLAN tagging to work and I don't know why?

I have a pfsense router, an ubiquiti uap lite and a tplink sg105e switch. Well on my AP, I have 2 wifi networks. Home and guest. I set guest to have a VID of 30. Then I went onto the switch. I ...
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Will a router's DHCP/ARP table show a network switch?

My network setup: wan > pfsense router > switch > unifi AP Well I just got the switch. Brand new. I'm trying to set it up, but it's showing two IP addresses. The switch config utility says "IP ...
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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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What happens if an unmanaged ethernet switch is looped (connected to itself)?

I don't know much at all about networking, and I when I tried to find an answer to this online I found someone who posted a one sentence answer saying "It would cause lots of broadcasts and collisions....
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Linksys Router not connecting to internet through switch

I am setting up a new Linksys WRT610N router, and I connected it to my Apple Airport Extreme, and it connected to the internet perfectly. But I set up a Netgear GS108 switch, connected it to the modem,...
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Do all switches support VLAN tagging?

I want to buy a switch. I'm looking at one right now on Amazon. I also looked at the specs for the model but it doesnt mention anything about VLAN tagging. Does it just not support it?
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Will this setup cause a Bottleneck Connection / Speed issues?

I'll have one cat6 cable running from my router to a switch. That switch will then give internet and network access to 5+ devices. Will this cause a bottleneck / anything negative if all devices are ...
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Solutions for connecting two routers to a switch

I have an ADSL modem (bridge mode) that connects to a router for providing internet connection all over my place. Some days ago, I bought a dual-band router expecting to get less interference at 5 GHz ...
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How do I diagnose intermittent connection drops?

I'm continuously retrieving data from a remote sensor connected over Ethernet via a switch. I see that about twice per hour, the connection breaks down for a couple of seconds. I know that the remote ...
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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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Router cannot ping an IP-Camera attached to a switch

My router cannot ping an IP-Camera attached to a switch. Therefore I cannot reach this IP-Camera from over the internet using port forwarding. Other PCs can ping the IP-Camera within the network. ...
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Should my router bandwidth log “see” traffic between two devices on the same switch?

I am troubleshooting some networking issues. I have an Nvidia Shield TV connected to the same switch as a secondary router (in AP mode only, as the primary router is handling DHCP) with a connected ...
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Switch caused problems to the network

I used the TP-LINK 5-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Desktop Switch to replace an old switch and connect some devices in my network. After that, many computers had connectivity problems and in general the ...
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How does a switch's MAC layer behave when both nodes are at different speed and duplex

I have a network which is connected like this : PC1 | | (auto neg) | Switch1 | | (10 Mbps Half) | Switch2 | | (auto neg) | PC2 then everything works fine. Now I just want to know how does switches ...
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Can I connect a PC to a PoE switch?

I have a switch with Power over Ethernet capabilities. Is it allowed to connect a PC to a PoE switch?
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Access to Private IP Addresses without exposing them on a network

I have 4 ethernet devices contained in one system. There are several systems connected on the ethernet network; I would like to use the exact same ip addresses internally with in each system. . I can ...
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TrendNet TEG-S16D port to Unifi AP freezes causing connectivity loss

I needed more ports so I upgraded from a TEG-S80DG to a TEG-S16D (unmanaged switch btw) and started encountering this problem. The port which is connected to a Unifi AP is "freezing" causing all ...
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I have split my PPPoE connection with an Ethernet switch and now I am getting the same speed in both PC simultaneously. why is that?

Not that I am complaining or anything, its just that I am overwhelmed! I have a PC and a laptop and a Netgear 5 port Fast Ethernet Switch. I connected both of my computers to the switch and started ...
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Switch Trafficking

I'm running a simulation in riverbed modeler, and I've got two broadcasting domains each having one Ethernet advanced hub and 16 Ethernet advanced stations connected to it through 10BaseT links. ...
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Cannot ssh from host to guest os in Virtual Box

I have a windows machine with virtual box installed. I have ubuntu VM within the virtual box. If I setup my vm's network to use NAT, and setup port forwarding to forward from my localhost to the 10.x....
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Switching to tabs to the right or left of the current tab in Notepad++

How can I switch to the document to the left or right of the current document in Notepad++? For example, if I have documents A, B, and C open, and I'm currently editing B, I would like a shortcut to ...
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POE switch to AP no power

I have a POE TP-Link Switch (TL-SG1008P) and Im trying to power on on a TP-Link AP (TL-WR743ND) through CAT6 Cabling. Ive tried to connect switch and AP direct (no patch panel or modules) and still no ...
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Guest Wireless Network via VLAN configuation issues

I am attempting to set-up a guest WiFi network on a Netgear WAC720 access point. This is only a lab set up for proof of concept. I am not 100% on the VLAN configuration, so I may be missing something. ...
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Layer 3 switch with ACL or firewall

I have a layer 3 switch with VLANs that have ACL, do I need to get firewall hardware or will ACL do? This is for a home network.