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

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Dell PowerConnect reboot - View unsaved changes?

We have two Dell PowerConnect 7024 on our site and, for scheduled electrical maintenance; we’ll have to switch them off for a couple of hours. This will be our first time doing this and, in order to ...
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Ethernet switch signal quality

Is there a (significant) signal quality difference between ethernet switches? n other words: A 1000base-t, do some switches allow longer cable runs than other switches?
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I have a Cisco Catalyst 2940 and want to connect to it via the network. How to find its IP address?

Since my computer has not serial port, the serial cable is of no help. Does the Catalyst 2940 acquire an address via DHCP? At least my DHCP server doesn't show any address which has been requested ...
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Designing a secure network layout

Over the last few years I've accumulated a lot of hardware that all currently exists on a flat network. There are a number of devices: my desktop, laptop, and computers of the rest of the people I ...
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Access switch on the LAN from a WLAN connection Sonicwall TZ205

I have a setup like the following Modem >>> Sonicwall TZ205 >>>> Linksys 8 port smart POE switch >>>> Linksys LRT224 When I am on the LAN through a wired connection ...
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Trunk port needs to be tagged or untagged?

I linking 2 different brand of switches (Linksys & Zyxel) through SPF gigabit connector. g4 1G-Combo-F Full 1000 Enabled Off Up Disabled Off It says the link is up but ...
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Intermittent switch failure and data flooding, hardware capacity?

We are using a switch (ZIO-SW500) connected to the building main network and we suffers from intermittent network halt. Normally the network works well. But, sometimes traffic designated to other ...
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RADIUS authentication requests not relayed to RADIUS server

I am trying to set up a RADIUS server for 802.1x NAC over a Cisco IE 3000 Network Switch, using freeRadius to implement it. I know the switch knows where the RADIUS server is because I set up the ...
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Increase Network Bandwidth on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am looking after this network with around 40 clients on one Windows 2008 R2 server. These clients are connected to server via two gigabit switches (24-port dumb switches). Over the next few months ...
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How to replace a fan on a 3com SuperStack 4500 unit (and where to find a fan)?

I have a couple 3com SuperStack 4500 switches with failed fans. I am not having luck locating information on HOW to actually replace the fans, or where to find a replacement/what kind. I know what ...
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HP ProCurve 2920 switch stack topology for TWO switches? Ring vs. Chain vs. trunk?

I have a customer whose two HP ProCurve 2910al PoE switches have failed. This was backing a VoIP deployment for a small call center. They are interested in replacement PoE switches, but there's a ...
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Configuring a RADIUS server for 802.1x over a Cisco Switch

I am trying to set up RADIUS authentication over a Cisco switch and I have gone through every tutorial they have. I am able to get the RADIUS server to authenticate when I access the CLI of the Cisco ...
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Determine what MAC addresses are connected to a given port on a Netgear GS724T via SNMP?

In looking through the output of an snmpwalk against our GS724T Netgear switch I was surprised that it doesn't list what MAC address(es) are connected and/or using a given port on the switch. This ...
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Voice VLAN Configuration on Cisco SG300

We currently have a single Cisco SG300 switch on our data network. We are introducing a hosted VoIP system. As such we will be installing a second Cisco SG300 (to account for growth and new phones) ...
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Windows mounted network drives slow after upgrading switch

On our small business network our old 10/100 consumer grade switch gave up the ghost, and we replaced it with a proper business-grade gigabyte switch. After wiring it in our Linux and Mac users ...
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Tagged Packets on native VLAN General Port

Scenario a) I have a Switchport (g1) in General-Mode. Say g1 is member of VLAN1 (native, untagged) and VLAN2 (tagged). Another Port (g2) is in Trunk-Mode, and member of VLAN1 and VLAN2 If i send a ...
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Is there any possible way in which unicast packet from one machine sent to two machines?

Is there any possible way in which a unicast packet from one machine sent to two machines? How does it occur. Anybody faced such condition occasionally?
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Why arp cache is stored in both machine and switch? [closed]

I heard that arp cache is stored in both machine and switch... Is that true. When packet need to transmit from machine 'A' to an machine 'B' means we can simply send the packet to switch. As ...
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Is it possible to configure a private VLAN on a switch and still access each server via a public IP?

I'm sure this is a very basic/common networking problem. I have 1 web server and 2 database servers that are co-located in a data-center. I have been issued 10 public IP addresses and I have a 10 port ...
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Communicate between Voice and Data VLAN

I have a network of computers, on which I also have an Avaya IP Office phone system with several IP phones. Currently the IP phones are on their own IP subnet range, but I want to create a separate ...
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Enabling Jumbo Frame on Cisco 2960G

I'm having issue with enabling jumbo frame on my Cisco 2960G. Here is what I tried, and what I got: Switch(config)#system mtu jumbo 9000 vb:: Read-only file system Changes to the system jumbo MTU ...
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Enterasys - Ports not working after power surge, but then work later on

We run all Enterasys switches (C and B) stacks. All my switches are behind some pretty good surge and battery backups (APC and Tripplite). 3 Days ago we had a power surge at our company. Nothing shut ...
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3750s not logging mac address changes?

I have enabled mac address change logging on my Cisco 3750s but I'm not getting any results. What am I missing? I've moved hardware a couple times and set up a couple new VMs with totally new MAC ...
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Does 5-4-3 rule apply to stackable managed switches?

We have 7 Dlink DGS-3120 48 ports Gig switches stacking together and all ports are being used. Each switch represents a single segment of our working area. it is working well without any issue. My ...
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Fortinet Fortigate software switch configured IP not accessible

I'm trying to get a software switch configuration working on a Fortigate 100D. It appears like devices plugged into the software switch ports can communicate between each-other, but they cannot reach ...
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Calculating required uplink capacity of network switch [duplicate]

Is there any common method (usable in practice) for estimating the uplink capacity of switch based on known number of users connected to this switch and the maximum internet speed they are allowed. ...
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Broadcast stop via loopback kills bandwidth

Why does creating a broadcast storm by directly connecting two ports on a switch cause the bandwidth to all the other ports to cease?
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ZyXel ES-2024 - Mirrored port showing duplicated traffic

I have a ZyXel ES-2024 PWD switch. I would like a computer plugged into port 26 to see all traffic that passes through port 2, both inbound and outbound. I have configured port mirroring for the ...
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If I connect an interface which is not set up in operation system to a switch, should the link LED light up?

Patch-cords are checked with a tester and they are OK. LEDs are not burning neither on switch ports, nor on the blades' interfaces. Interfaces on blades are NOT set up, so the question is: should they ...
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2 lans on the same switch safe? [closed]

I have a modem with 5 ports. Each port gets a static IP address from the web. Basically if i ping one of those static IP addresses from home i am pinging directly one of those ports. On the first ...
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What do other nodes do with a switch's packets the first time the packets are sent out? [closed]

I'm a total newbie here and don't know much of anything about Routing and switching, Servers and the like.. so my questions might seem very newbie but please bare with me. When it comes to Switches ...
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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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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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Switch behavior on unicast packets when the destination is unknown

Please let me start by saying I am no network expert, I am a programmer who does a fair amount of L3/4 programming. My question is that when a switch receives a packet with a destination MAC that is ...
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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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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 ...