2
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1answer
58 views

May a low DRAM router be a bottleneck for a LAN?

I need to install a LAN that is a hybrid between a star LAN and a cascade LAN. There are two levels (I mean that the maximum number of link to go from the central switch to the most external switch is ...
2
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1answer
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How to bind stackable switches

Let's say that I have a non modular switch, and that in future I might need to expand my LAN, connecting it to more switches. If I take stackable switches, physically how do I bind them? May I take a ...
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1answer
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'Gigabit' Ethernet Port Tester? [closed]

A quick google search shows there seems to only exist handheld testers for 10/100 Ethernet ports. Any ideas why that is and where we could find one that works with a Gigabit LAN? Perhaps the 10/100 ...
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2answers
106 views

Storage setup for large files

I need to store over 200TB of data (all types, biggest being video files) and be able to access it over a local network. The files will be accessed for editing or searches. I don't need versioning, ...
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3answers
291 views

1 Computer Pulls Wrong DNS Every Morning

One of my users takes his laptop home, connects to his home network fine. He brings it in every morning and since Monday - every morning it pulls the wrong DNS every time. It pulls 1 DNS: 192.168.1.1 ...
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7answers
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How much electricity is required to power 20 'average' computers on a LAN?

i trying to see how much electricity is required to power 'x' number of computers. I know it's a vague thing because some computers draw more than others (eg. diff chipsets, HDD, vid cards, PSU's, ...
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12answers
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What should I pay attention to when I'm buying a network switch?

Since I'm not a hardware expert, I don't know what features make a network switch a good network switch. What should I pay attention, when I'm comparing the different models from different vendors?