I recently added a Netgear GS108T Managed Switch into my network setup. I previously had a Netgear GS108 unmanaged Switch in the spot the managed switch is at now. I plan to team a couple nics on at least one PC and on the Netgear ReadyNAS Pro Business hence the need for a managed switch.
As long as I have PC>switch>Router/Firewall>Cable Modem it doesn't matter whether it is the GS108 or the GS108T everything seems to work fine. However PC>GS108T>GS108>Router/Firewall>Cable Modem introduces incredible lag. Is there an inherent flaw in hooking a managed switch into an unmanaged switch?
I have more PDa's, Smartphones, notebooks and PCS not diagrammed as they are currently offline until I get the basics worked out with these devices.
RCA DCM425 CABLE MODEM>SecureComputing/Snaggear SG570 22.214.171.124>Netgear GS108 unmanaged Switch>Netgear GS108T Managed Switch 126.96.36.199>PC 188.8.131.52=problem RCA DCM425 CABLE MODEM>SecureComputing/Snaggear SG570 184.108.40.206>Netgear GS108 unmanaged Switch>PC 220.127.116.11=works fine RCA DCM425 CABLE MODEM>SecureComputing/Snaggear SG570 18.104.22.168>Netgear GS108T Managed Switch 22.214.171.124>PC 126.96.36.199=works fine
Example of a PC's static IP setup
IP Address:188.8.131.52 Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0 Default gateway:184.108.40.206 Preferred DNS server:220.127.116.11
Setup of the managed switch
IP Address:18.104.22.168 Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0 Default gateway:22.214.171.124
Here is a Visio layout of my current setup: http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/9436/drawing1t.jpg