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1answer
349 views

Are network switch data transfer speed limits per port or per device?

Sorry in advance for the newbie question! When network switches report speeds of say 100 Mbit or 1 Gbit, are they referring to the maximum speed per Ethernet port or is this the physical limit of the ...
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1answer
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Is there an effective way to monitor the load on each switch?

We have about 200 IP phones in our building and I realize we got more complaint about the phone quality after we switched our internet from 50Mbps to 200Mbps Up/Down. I know there's a possibility ...
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3answers
708 views

Why does a wired network slow down with user increase?

If you had a wired network, 20 PCs hooked up to a 100 Mbit/sec switch (same onboard ethernet port speed) and you were just sending some test data round. What is the technical explanation as to why 20 ...
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0answers
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File transfer - Bandwidth dropping down, following a pattern

This is what I get from the destination server while transferring a huge file to it over the LAN. The screenshot has been taken during the file transfer, I did not paused anything, the transfer was ...
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2answers
492 views

Different port bandwidth on switch causing massive bandwidth loss?

i think i am missing some basic knowledge about network connectivity, maybe someone out there could explain me, why the following causes problems. The facts: We are connected to the "internet" with ...
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3answers
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Do multiple network connections between switches increase bandwidth?

Say I have 2 identical unmanaged gigabit switches on a network, A and B. There are computers connected to switch A, there are other computers connected to switch B. A and B are connected via 1 ...
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2answers
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Are there benefits to using multiple NICs in servers connected to the same switch?

I'm considering setting up a software-based iSCSI SAN on my home network. I'm looking at this because I've got two VM servers running and would like a common, easily managed storage pool rather than ...
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4answers
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GigE ethernet switch backplane bandwidth

While looking for a 16- or 24-port gigabit ethernet switch with at least 6 VLANs and port mirroring (packet duplication to a monitoring port), I came up with three candidates (there are more): Cisco ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How do I configure NetFlow 5/9 export on Juniper switches?

What are the commands to make a Juniper switch send netflow data (V5 or V9) to a netflow collector for bandwidth monitoring?
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1answer
753 views

Switch bandwidth

I've always wondered if the bandwidth rating of a switch is per port, or total capacity? For example, if I have PC1 and PC2 that are capable of saturating a 100 Mb connection plugged into a 10/100 ...