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

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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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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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Sharing internet from a Router to Switch

We have a TP-Link (TD-W8951ND) Modem Router : Internet Connection from BSNL, India. D-Link DES-1024D 24-Port Switch : 16 Computers connected and we have a local site running which will be accessed ...
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Mac-like alt-tab replacement for Windows 7? [closed]

Is there an alt-tab replacement for Windows 7 that works in the same manner as command-tab and command-tick (tilde) on OS X? Requirements: 1. Completely keyboard-shortcut-based, no mouse action ...
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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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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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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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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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Making switching between Mac and PC each day easier

As I've started to use different operating systems at home and at work, I've found a few things that help. App Launching (Quicksilver and Launchy) Not having to mouse through folders or menus ...
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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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Do I need to bother about correctly uninstalling Mac software?

I'm a recent switcher from Windows. Uninstalling programs correctly is a big deal on that platform because of the crap that gets left everywhere if you don't. On the Mac I've noticed the majority of ...
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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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Should I use a network hub or network switch?

I want to put a networking device on an Ethernet connection between 2 digital devices. The communication will be 1-to-1; there will only be 2 devices connected through the networking device. And I ...
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What's the quickest distro to get up and running with? [closed]

For my work laptop, I think I'm going to make the switch to linux from Windows XP. There are a couple of things I need: Good multi-monitor support. I'm constantly changing setups (ie laptop ...
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How can I troubleshoot a powerline (homeplug) and switch connection?

Due to living in a multistory house, we use powerline (homeplug) adapters, which in principle works fine. We have several restrictions though: All powerline adapters currently in service have only ...
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Setup Help with multiple routers

I'm trying to expand the wireless network in my church and am having some issues. I'm not a networking expert so I'd appreciate some input. Here's our setup: AT&T/Motorola Gateway (NVG589) ...
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2 WAN to LAN, What router do I need? [closed]

I did CCNA a long, long time ago at school, and now I need to use it. But as you know, you forget things quite easily when not using them. :P Ok, I need a router that is able to be connected to 2 WAN ...
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Can I use a ethernet splitter to connect a router to two devices? [duplicate]

I have a portable mini wireless router with different functions (AP/Client/Router). Can I use a ethernet splitter to give internet access to two devices? The router only has a ethernet port and ...
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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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Copying and pasting the path within Finder

I've recently moved to the Mac from Windows as my primary machine. One feature I'm really missing is the ability to quickly navigate between folders. I used to do this under Windows by copying the ...
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Open Google Chrome in Incognito Mode?

Is there any way (perhaps some target switch?) to place a Google Chrome shortcut in my quick launch tray and have it open in incognito mode?
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Switch or Router for LAN party?

I was wondering, if I want to play games with lots of my friends, without clogging up my house's router's connection (my grandma will be using it at the time), whether I should buy a network switch ...
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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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Does a switch know the mac address of other port of a bridge?

Let's say we have switches A and B, they are connected by bridge C. Does A knows about the mac of nics connected to B? Is it true that every time when nic on A want to send a frame to nic on B, the ...
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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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About MTU settings in machines and switch

Update: to be more realistic: M1 Switch and M2 are all running on a 10G network, and we use ipv4. The settings are: M1 has MTU set to 1500 Switch has MTU set to 9000 M2 has MTU set to 9000 Does ...
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100Mbps and Gigabit switch on the same LAN

I have a simple 10/100 router at home. Suppose I connect a gigabit switch to one of its ports and several gigabit devices to the switch. Will the gigabit devices be able to communicate full speed? ...
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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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Linksys by Cisco EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch

I'm looking into buying a switch to expand the one ethernet port on one level. I'm considering "Linksys by Cisco EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch" from Amazon, but I'm not sure what ...
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How to access (or switch between) tray icons with shortcut in windows? [duplicate]

How to access (or switch between) tray icons with defined shortcuts in windows? I have many running programs which I cannot reach with alt-tab because they are not in taskbar - they are in tray. How ...