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

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RSTP protocole device placement [closed]

I have a custom ethernet switch they support RSTP procole, I have number of 40 ethernet swtich. How can I placement to Root Bridge to get high performance in my system ? Edit: My system connected with ...
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Is it possible for each layer to give incomplete data to the lower layer?

In network-based models such as OSI or TCP / IP, is it possible for data in each layer to be delivered incompletely to the lower layer? For example, might layer 3 send data to the second layer without ...
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Configure router to forward packets to another router via a switch

I have two routers on packet tracer connected as shown in the diagram. I was wondering if its possible to configure the two routers on each end of the switch to forward packets to each other over the ...
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Assign IP Address to computer connected to switch from Router?

I have a bunch of computers connected to a switch whose ip address i have already configured... Am trying to assign an ip address and sub net mask to a single machine on the subnet from the router. I ...
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Why use half duplex at all?

I know what full and half duplex is, but in all respects full duplex has more advantages, so why use half duplex at all, in other words: In full duplex connection , the bandwidth doubles and collision ...
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Erratic network issue

The issue occurred as I rewired the home network. All wires are CAT6e, Gigabit switches and a Gigabit internet line (940 Mbps...). I am using the same RJ45 plugs for all connections and had before no ...
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Turn on laptop while folded and without pressing laptop button

Planning to make my windows laptop act as a console and would like to hide it in a tight space which wouldn't allow me unfold my laptop. Would be great if there's an external switch that could be ...
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Sharing Internet between vlan(s)

Assume that: Router connect to FA0/1 port on the switch. This port is configured to be trunk port. I also configure Router on Stick on the Router. And the router connect to modem Port FA0/2-3 and FA0/...
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HDMI switch not displaying native resolution after switching with GT630 and GT220

I'm having problems with 1 out of 3 plugged computers into the same cheap HDMI switch, all going to the same TV. All 3 computers are set to display in 1080p res. That 1 particular computer changes its ...
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router has 100 mbit switch with 200 mbit internet connection

I have a 200 down 10 up internet connection. My modem is an SB6141 my router is a TL-WR841N I also have a gigabit switch My setup is as follows. modem -> wan port of router switch -> gigabit ...
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Use a gateway's ethernet switch with a different DHCP server

I have Comcast Business internet, but currently operate their gateway without its DHCP server or wifi adapter (I have my own connected via Ethernet). I would like to use the gateway's builtin ethernet ...
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What is a good troubleshooting methodology for an unmanaged switch causing connection drop-offs?

I have added an unmanaged switch device link to my home network to provide wired connections to two devices in another room (MacBook Pro and an Xbox One). Since adding the switch I have had repeated ...
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can i use a network switch plugged into a wall outlet that is already coming from a switch?

in an effort to better connect my house i am setting up an in-wall wired network in my home to provide a wired option to every room. i will be setting up a gigabit 8 port switch in the laundry room ...
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Can I connect a Fiber ONT (modem & router combo device) to a switch and then to an adsl router from switch?

I have a ftth connection that starts at ISP provided ONT in ground floor of my home. This is a combo devices as it supports dual band wifi and has two LAN ports. Current setup is I use 1 LAN port to ...
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Ethernet cable works when plugged in directly, but not through modem

I have set up an ADSL modem/router as a switch, by forwarding the DHCP requests to my main router which also fulfills the role of a DHCP server. I have achieved this by plugging in the ethernet cable ...
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Connecting three rooms with one router

I have a router that has 1 input (for the Internet connection) and exactly one output for LAN. Recently, I've moved to a house that has 3 different rooms and one management box in the wall of the hall ...
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Steam and Controller Issues (Controller being repeatedly detected)

I have a Switch Pro Controller that I use via USB, and when on the desktop, every 5 seconds, the controller's light will flash, say that the pro controller is using my configs, then turn off. It works ...
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why do we need router since switch can also use IP address

If we use a switch to connect many hosts and inserted the IP addresses for all hosts, the switch still can connect between them, a modem is used to connect you to internet, it is said that router is ...
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Does a Wi-Fi router broadcast any received message?

As far as I know that the home WI-FI routers or commercial routers: can do "Routing" has a built-in Switch has a built-in Access Point . can do other functions like NAT, DHCP. Now my ...
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How to switch user while still seeing the running applications in Windows 10

The usecase is, to switch the user during a shift change while still seeing the critical application running on the screen. OS W10. Is there any possible/ imaginable way to achieve this? Not speaking ...
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Draytek AP wont connect to any switch/ethernet port except one tp link switch

I have an old DrayTek VigorAP 700 access point which which refuses to connect to anything through the LAN port except one tplink switch, I have DHCP off on the AP off and the AP set to Universal ...
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Daisy chaining a lot of networking devices, is this a good idea?

I know a little about networking, but I wouldn't even call myself a novice... so of course I am running CAT6a through my house. I would like to know if my plan makes any sense. I have a fiber modem ...
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A switch connected to a router

So the router, with 3 other computers connected on it, is connected to a switch with 3 other computers connected to it, all the computers are getting internet but they cant seem to find the computers ...
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Connecting 2 VLANs using iproute2 on kathara

I'm currently using kathara to simulate network environments using bare metal Linux (with iproute2). I have 3 different VLANs each that work through 2 access switches and those through 2 distribution ...
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Can I configure my Windows 10 PC as a DHCP server on a local switch?

I'm creating a local network that I would like to have DHCP capability. I have a primary Windows 10 PC that will be on the local network full time. Is it possible to configure this PC as a DHCP server ...
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Can I plug my modem to an ethernet switch for my router to use?

I am trying to increase my upload speed, but I am currently using the Belkin N600DB as a router (no gigabit ethernet). I would have preferred to buy a better router altogether, but for some reason my ...
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What's the point of more vLAN's than actual ports

What is the point of having an 8 port switch with 32 vLAN's? Isn't every port linked to one and exactly one vLAN? So I can use no more than 8 vLAN's. What do I do with the remaining 24?
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Extend Display to 4 monitors from desktop and 4 monitors from Laptop with some other details. Can it be Done?

I have a HP Envy desktop 750-514 PC (attaching pictures of the back, 4 USB SS, and 2 HDMI ports) I will have a work lap top ( 2 USB SS, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA) I own 2 HP 23 ES monitors (1 HDMI, 1 VGA in) I ...
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Switching dual monitor setup, PC always tries to use second monitor

I've got 2 monitors on my desk, and a Macbook for work. What I want to have is for my PC to always use 1 of the monitors, but that the second monitor I can alternate between my Macbook and my PC based ...
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Possibly broken switch ports, how to diagnose?

Preface: We have some weird behaviour in our home network. Some connections established seem to be rather unstable, but we still don't know, if the DSL-router or other components are the culprit. To ...
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Home network switch and cable category

I have few questions about home network. The architecture is as follows: fiber cable to home door from home door in box into the wall, separate cables are going to each room The questions are: the ...
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Configuring Workstation For Serial Port Communication

I am trying to access the Siemens RuggedComm 900W ROS (operating system associated with the Ethernet switch) by establishing a serial port connection. I have followed the instructions described in the ...
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Windows 10 NIC disconnect after switch reboot

I'm seeing a strange problem on dozens of PC's in my organisation after the switch they are connected to reboots. This happens in different locations, on a number of different switches. The end result ...
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WAP breaks my internet connection

I have an ethernet cable running from the house out to the back building I use as an office. Inside, there is a switch (TL-SG105 TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch). One cable connects ...
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About Switching Displays

I have a relevant question as the previous one: I'm in a process of getting all the working parts of my dead laptop and put them in my old one. So my question is if I can switch displays. The dead one ...
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About Switching Processors

As I've mentioned in the title: I have a dead laptop (due to motherboard failure) and an old one (Fujitsu Amilo Pi3560) which I'm using the last 2 weeks. Yesterday I put an SSD on it, so it's a lot ...
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Windows 10 will not connect to LAN/Internet via a switch

A single Windows 10 machine on our small office network will not connect to the internet or LAN when connected via a switch. It fails to see any network activity and reports there's no connection. ...
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Splitting ethernet cable for router connection

I have a Ethernet cable that has approx speed of 250 Mbps but then I dont get enough range in one of the rooms, so I was thinking of splitting the main Ethernet into two cables and then sending one of ...
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Ethernet switch does not always start working

I have a router with 4 ethernet ports. Since I need more ports I use an ethernet switch to multiply the ports. In my current setup 3 ethernet ports of the router are used by 3 computers, the remaining ...
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Connect two subnets via ISP switch

I have a wireless router connected to my ISP switch in my home and then a workstation connected to another port on the same switch. Can I somehow connect the two subnets or is that only in the hands ...
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When turning on my PSU the RGB on my MOBO flash but the pc wont turn on. Fix?

Its as the title says. I have a spare PC I want to re-purpose. It wasnt long ago since it was my main PC as I literally just took out the CPU, RAM and GPU to place into another case and MOBO. It's ...
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What really is a terminal server and how is it not made obsolete by other devices providing similar service?

From what I understand a (Windows) term server is for connecting devices in a network as well as to serve as a VPN for giving devices around the world access to the internal network(non-privacy ...
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Separate networks in rooms connected to one router

I have a problem to solve with network at my home. I have a central router with address 192.168.1.1 it assigns automatically addresses 192.168.1.* ( I cannot change that) In my room I would like to ...
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is it possible to connect pc from one room to other room T.V using KVM over ip?

i want to connect my pc to the a T.V in other room but also control it from the other room[gaming/internet browsing/movies], from what i found that can be accomplished by using a KVM over ip, since it ...
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Download speed - ethernet to IPS switch slower then over wifi router, that is then connected to the switch

I am wondering why it might be that my PC, which is connected straight to my IPS switch with a cat6 ethernet, has a much slower download than my laptop that connects via wifi to my router, that again ...
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Usb switch - concurrent use of docking station hdd for 2 Windows based PCs

I am looking for a usb switch to connect two Windows based pc's to a single usb docking station...what i have found so far are products with a switch for exclusive connection of one pc or the other... ...
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Switch Dual-monitor between MacBookPro and Windows with Hub

MavBookPro(OS X,Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) Windows (10) Monitor (Dell,Acer) I want to use two monitors with switching MacbookPro and Windows. Also use a wireless mouse and keyboard for both. I think I ...
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can we install an openvswitch on any virtual machine?

I want to install openvswitch on a virtual machine, so that other softwares along the switch functionality can be used. My questions are: Is it possible to install openvswitch on a VM with ubuntu ...
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How many switches can I use with a cheap router such as IO in a wired network?

I have jury rigged ether-network. It functions ok mostly. I have something similar to this I-O DATA WN-DAX1800GR/E WiFi Wireless LAN Router, 11ax, Latest Standards, Wi-Fi6, AX1800, in the middle. ...
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What is the difference between a router with an internal switch and a router without?

I am trying to understand why I would choose an ER-X (Internal switch, yes, all ports) vs an ER-4 (Internal switch, no) My understanding is both routers and switches can be used to connect multiple ...

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