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Cascading gigabit switch (10/100/1000) with fast ethernet switch (10/100)

I'm a newbie in networking. I have this question in mind lately. I bought a gigabit switch and tried to cascade it with my existing fast ethernet router and switch. I have 1 server which is connected ...
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Will 100 Mbps client slow down 1000 Mbps network?

Newbie question: We are planning to setup a LAN in our lab, and are looking at gigabit ethernet switches. A couple of our older computers have 100 Mbps ethernet, will they slow down the whole network ...
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How long do managed gigabit ethernet switches take to boot up?

One critical drawback that I have found in researching managed-switches, and one that I have some past experience with is that anything with "lots" of firmware is going to have lots of issues ...
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How does Brocade (Foundry) FastIron CX compare to Cisco 3750 stackable switches?

We're considering Brocade's CX series vs. Cisco's 3750 at both core and distribution layers for a new site with gig to desktop, without POE. If you have any hands-on experience with FastIron CX ...