a device that bridges network segments, operating at the OSI link layer level.

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Switch won't enable ports connected to network printers

I recenlty set up two different switches in two different locations and had similar problems with both of them when it comes to connecting a network printer. Switches: Switch 1: Netgear GS724T 24 ...
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What exactly is a datapath identifier (dpid) for a switch

One of the definitions of datapath identifier that I came across is as follows The datapath_id fleld uniquely identifies a datapath. The lower 48 bits are intended for the switch MAC address, while ...
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How to access device on switch from another computer? [closed]

I have several computers all connected to the same switch. Some computers are running RHEL, one is running CentOS. The CentOS machine is connected with NIC 2 to switch 2, and NIC 1 to switch 1. The ...
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Netgear GS108T v2 switch - packets exit wrong port

I have an eight port Netgear GS108Tv2 between my firewalls and their gateways. One switch serves my two firewall and the two ADSL and SDSL routers. One of the firewalls (pfSense) pings its gateway ...
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Can a 100Mbit switch throttle the internet connection?

We have a rather peculiar problem with internet speed in our office. Recently, we switched to a fiber-optic connection. We're supposed to have a 100Mbit connection (up and down). Here's how it has ...
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Connect Multiple Networks Wirelessly [closed]

I have a home network using a router to connect computers both wirelessly and with network cables. I also have another separate network about 10m away from my home network that is networked via ...
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Snmp graphs showing high traffic on switch but not in machine interface

I've setup a SNMP server on the office with ubuntu and cacti. It's connected to a 22 port switch. I've configured the following SNMP devices: 2 adsl routers, 1 peplink balancer, 1 wifi access point, 2 ...
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What should I consider when I plan a meaningful monitoring for SNMP Switch (SG200-50)

I am currently planning the monitoring of a switch and would like to consider beforehand what I need to be closely monitored in order to obtain errors and warnings are also useful. I have a Cisco ...
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Connecting internet uplink to switch or firewall

While I am using Cisco kit, this isn't really Cisco related, more general network design. In the past I have connected internet connections straight in to a layer 3 core switch, 3750X's, 6509's and ...
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Best way to hide ILO/IPMI management port and not using public IPs

I have 5 servers, each has one internet port and one ipmi port, so I am using 10 external IPs. Its a bit problem with a provider to get more IPs and also I want to hide IPMI ports since sometimes ...
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Router connect same 2 ports? [closed]

What it will happen if 'accidentally' i will connect 2 ports with the same utp cable? I'm asking here since i don't find anyware such a stupid and silly question but i'm curios about it, the router ...
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How do I ground a network switch?

I read in a lot of places that it's necessary to ground networking equipment. In a small SOHO environment where there are, say, 4-5 systems and each system is grounded, is it also necessary to ground ...
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For a typical broadband ISP, are nodes on the same subnet routed together or are they bridged?

For a typical broadband ISP, are nodes on the same subnet routed together or are they bridged? In other words, what kind of path will a packet take when going from one node on a subnet to another for ...
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Is there a device with multi auxiliary (AUX) ports to configure multiple devices

Level: Beginner Sorry for the confusing title. I shall try to explain my best to explain my question. Question: Is there a networking device named X that has multiple AUX ports so that I can connect ...
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Factory Reset Enerasys

Kind of a 2 problem issue, but I have a feeling one of them is my problem. I have 2 C2G124-24 switches. They work fine and function properly. Problem I am having is that I can no longer access them ...
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cascading load on connected Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch units via VLANs

We are having an intermittent issue with a campus of Alcatel-Lucent Omniswitch switches, ranging from model 6000 to 6850. We are having a problem tracking down the root cause of our issue. The seems ...
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different Native vlans on the ends of trunk link

http://www.techexams.net/forums/ccnp/53867-different-native-vlans-ends-trunk-link.html so i read this, but i still can not get traffic between two ends of a trunk link, each with a different native ...
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Giving an IP address outside the network to the router to safely make it a switch?

In our office, all machines use IP address 192.168.0.x with subnet mask 255.255.255.0, the network setup is as below: We only had routerA before. But since its wireless signal is too weak (much ...
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Strategy for forcing cam table updates from custom hardware

I have a system that consists of a control PC, two layers of switches, and 50 custom devices. The PC continuously streams a total of 5.8MB/sec (6000 ethernet frames/sec) to the devices. I have ...
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Network Switch Terminology (MAC address table) [closed]

When a switch has the ability to learn what MAC addresses each of its ports serves, then uses that to determine which port to send ethernet packets out, what is that feature called? Also, does every ...
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Router Switch hanged down [closed]

I have a switch placed in department and connected through Media Converter which is directly connected through optical fiber cable from 3com Switch. Now the issue is Some times suddenly the Endpoint ...
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Can internet gateways be plugged straight into a layer 2 switch?

tl;dr Internet gateways (eg., cable modems, fiber optic gateways) don't function properly when they aren't behind a device with "layer 3" or routing capabilities, correct? Incredibly long backstory ...
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HP 5500 switch manual states SNMP traps impact performance and advises against their use unless “necessary” - why?

We just bought two HP 5500-24G-4SFP beasts and I'd like to properly integrate the switches into Nagios. Most of our current monitoring polls actively via SNMP so I figured it would be wise and use the ...
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What do switches do to Tagged and Untagged VLAN Packets?

Let's say we have a 4 Port Switch VLAN capable. 1 2 3 4 Port 1 is TAGGED to VLAN10` and `UNTAGGED to Default_VLAN(1) Port 2 is UNTAGGED to VLAN10 Port 3 is UNTAGGED to VLAN10 ...
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How to set up 2 separate VLANs on one switch (HP v1910-48G switch)

I need some advice on how to set up 2 VLANs (on one switch, I have HP v1910-48G switch) that separate broadcast domain and also share a single internet connection. The two Vlans must remain separate, ...
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Cisco switch restart doesn't reload config

Something really strange happened to me today. I was configuring a 3750 switch and halfway through the changes I messed up. So I did what I've always done, unplug the power cable from the switch and ...
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Can a home router separate private network? [closed]

I've just come across this network diagram: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/router1.htm And I am thinking if it can be done with a typical home router. Normally for home router, when we plug a ...
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Cisco Switch went mad

tI have a Cisco SLM2048 Smart Switch which I can't access anymore. The switch is working just fine but: I can't reach it by web interface Doesn't seem to be able to reset it, even if I hold reset ...
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LAN Redundancy - NIC, Cables + Switch?

I'm trying to move to a HA solution and would like to understand what hardware is required to have redundancy in the NICs, switch and cables. The diagrams below show how I envisage a non-redundant ...
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Inter-server connectivity loss after applying cisco switch configurations

I have 2 Redhat servers in cluster. The eth0/eth2 ports on both servers are in bond0(which is assigned IP). The eth0 and eth2 from server1 are physically connected to giE0/3 on switch1 and 2 ...
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Configuring VLANs on HP 1910 switch

I understand how VLANs work, but am not quite sure what the various settings in my HP switch actually do. I have an HP 1910 switch, and I'm using the web interface to configure it (personally I'd ...
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Routing between L2 isolated ports

I am to deploy some managed switches for FTTB/FTTH and preparing configuration to introduce isolation between customers (by disabling L2 forwarding between client ports or using private VLANs). ...
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Avoiding switch loop

Will I have loop problems with this topology because S2 and S3 are both connected to S1 and s4 ?
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Proper method for connecting multiple non-stackable network switches?

I deal with many clients in warehousing and industrial applications who have IT staff or local consultants. Many of these sites are still using a 10/100 Megabit switching backbone... I've managed to ...
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SMB Server & Switch

I am by no means a server professional, that is why I am coming to you guys for advice. Our company is looking to purchase an office building that is currently wired for ethernet. We are going to ...
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Improvements for small business network?

My question is more-or-less a newer version of this 3 year old question: Small Business Network Switches/General network configuration Summary Everything is Gigabit and we don't have any real ...
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How to fix an aborted firmware upgrade on Cisco SLM2048

There is a Cisco SLM2048 switch and the last firmware upgrade aborted, now the switch doesn't work anymore. I can't access the switch. The only evidence is a blinking system LED. As the switch doesn't ...
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Colocation, Full Rack, Layer2/Layer3 Clarification

We are moving from several 1U servers colo'ed out across several data centers to a full rack in a nearby data center for both physical access reasons, as well as having space for expansion. We also ...
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Multiple DHCP servers on a single physical network?

Today i got put on a project to solve a networking project for a friend who rents out multiple office suites. Internet is provided to all suites in the rent cost. The guy who originally set everything ...
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Is VLAN separation required for multiple networks?

I am setting up a Dell 6248 combining separate switches used previously. I am planning the following architecture: VLAN 1 - External traffic (each server's public interface connects to this) VLAN 2 ...
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HP equivalent of the the FindIT Utility

I think I've lost the configuration on two of my HP-Procurve 1810-24G. I can't connect with either the previously assigned static or the or the default factory ip. Are there any utilities equivalent ...
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Windows 8 machine with 3 NIC functioning as a switch [closed]

I have a workstation with two machines and one LAN port. a mac minia windows tower with Win8 and 3 NICs Can I set up the windows machine to also function as a switch so that I can run a cable from ...
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Backup slowness after changing the SAN switch

We have a netbackup environment Recently we changed the connectivity of two of our sql servers(cluster servers) from one SAN switch(MDS 9509) to another (MDS 9513) followed by which we are ...
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How to connect two HP 1910-48G switches

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 ...
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Connect four Modems having same IP with a single Ethernet Switch [closed]

I have a scenario where i have 4 modems connected to a switch. all four modems have IP address 192.168.0.1(default). i want to connect all of these four modems with a single switch in a way that i ...
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Commercial Routers with internal switch [closed]

I often confuse "commercial" routers (which include switching, dhcp, firewall, etc. functionality) with "academic" routers (strictly layer 3). My question can be summed up in the following image: ...
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Finding a network switches IP

These are not Cisco switches or switches with serial cables. They are also on a live 24/7 business network. I was tasked with doing some network work but I don't know the switches IP address and ...
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Is there a way to pass VLAN tagged frames through managed switch?

I currently have a managed switch (DGS-3120-24SC) configured for private VLANs (secondary and primary port groups). Secondary ports are isolated from each other and forwarding is not possible between ...
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How best to setup for high traffic due to thin clients

I develop a client/server software system that is designed to display images to the photographer's customers. A LOT of my customers are using thin clients for the viewing stations, the NComputing ...
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why do I lose ping to a machine when using port mirroring / monitoring (sniffing)?

I am using port mirroring / monitoring in my 3COM layer 3 switches to look at network traffic (using wireshark). Sometimes, I have found that I loose connectivity with the remote monitor machine ...