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My company have two HP 1910-48G Switches. One of them is on my flat and the other one is two flat above. I'm not a network guy but my manager wants me to connect these switches and he doesn't want to limit himself for 1Gbps. What is the best way for connect two of them?

I read this question and learn a way called "trunking, port aggregation" but is there any better way to do this?

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Well, I know reality stinks, but reality does not care. THe switch has a maximum of 1gbit per port so that is the limit. Point.

What you can do is theoretically use muliple links in a link aggregate group to get more bandwidth. Sadly it does not look like that particular switch supports it.

Pretty sure reality does not care about what your manager wants.

Port aggregation is the only way to do that - short of getting switches with support 10g. Which basically means - running muptiple cables (and using multiple ports). I do the same here in my offices (server room to house distribution is running 2gbit) and it works fine.

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the user guide has a chapter called "static/dynamic link aggregation" are you sure that they does not support it? – Ogun Nov 26 '13 at 9:18
No. I went to the linked site and there is nothing there indicating they do support it. THat simple. THey list a lot of protocols and features, but link aggregation is not there. Check the manual - maybe it is, maybe the manual is a standard manual for a set of switches and those particular ones do not support this feature. – TomTom Nov 26 '13 at 9:23
thank you, i will check it... – Ogun Nov 26 '13 at 9:24
Just made another check - tehy do. you seem to be able to aggregate two ports. Just follow the manual. That will give you 2gbit per side (2 send, 2 receive). – TomTom Nov 26 '13 at 9:25
ok, could you edit your message because i mark it as an answer. – Ogun Nov 26 '13 at 9:41

You could aggregate even more than two port. This switch also support 802.3ad LACP for load balance. I'm using it with openvswitch's bonding, 5 links, works fine for me. And also it has some "stacking" feature...

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