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

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What is the proper way to connect cables from a patch panel to a switch when you have more ports on the patch panel than the switch?

We're in a situation at our new building where we have 58 drops but only 48 ports on our switch. Roughly 40 of our drops will be in use, but it's a random selection ranging from 1 to 58. Typically I ...
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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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How do I configure NetFlow 5/9 export on Juniper switches? [on hold]

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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What happens when a switch goes offline? and can they be easily exploited through open wifi?

I have two simple questions regarding switches: When a router/ proxy server/ dns host fails, they tend to not allow any packets through. Is this the same with a switch? A switch is connected to 3 ...
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OS X Server with Open Directory and Network Configuration

I am trying to use a Mac Mini as an Open Directory domain, however it fails on the Open Directory Setup. The exact error from the log is a below: Server[308]: An error occurred while configuring ...
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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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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 can I tell if a cisco router is dropping pings due to DOS suspicion or if it's experiencing packet loss?

We use a PRTG server that's connected to a cisco 6500, which feeds a large network of about 1200 switches and radios in a router-on-a-stick topology. In PRTG I'm able to set a 'ping burst' sensor on a ...
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SCOM 2012 R2 Gigabit - Level switch ports show no data

Ports on my HP V1810-45G Switch show no data, it should show atleast sent/recieved bits (should show CPU usage aswell, but atleast ports...). It's a CERTIFIED Device, all ports seem to be monitored: ...
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How do I set netflow collector on CIsco SG220 switch? [migrated]

This is the first cisco switch that I am dealing with at home. Older, more consumer friendly, switch had simple way to specify netflow collector. Where can I set it up on Cisco SG220?
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Getting L2 switch info from the data port on a Cisco IP phone?

Here's what I'm trying to do: I'm trying to get the information on which switch/port that a jack wired to. On that jack, there is a Cisco IP phone (7942), and a computer plugged into its data port. ...
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Does a single LACP channel over multiple switches increase redundancy?

I am curious for opinions, findings, or evidence that having multiple interfaces bonded using LACP to ports in multiple switches can increase redundancy. Previously bonded interfaces have always been ...
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VMWare distributed switch, VMs from different hosts cannot ping one another

I am using ESXi 5.1 in the hosts, I have setup a distributed switch with corresponding uplink and port groups. When migrating to distributed switch, it seems that VMs from the same host can ping one ...
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zyxel es1528 factory reset password issue

I have major problem in the production network. One of the switches zyxel es1528 has been reset to factory defaults. The problem however I have with accessing it back as default admin username and ...
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Setting up a small network with a redundant WAN setup

Asked on the network stack but referred here, partly because lower grade equipment. Small office and we are trying to piece together a network with our two wans (diff ISPs) a switch and a few ...
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Brocade 6740T connect to management port

I'm having trouble connecting to the management port of my Brocade 6740T switch. Here's my setup: external network --> dumb switch --> Brocade 6740T --> servers | ...
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How to use two different ISP on same LAN with one Ethernet switch?

Sorry if same question is asked on Stackoverflow. I searched and tried some configuration but are not working in my case. I have a LAN with 6 machines which are on same network (each other can be ...
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monitoring switches with Nagios

I'm trying to monitoring switch with Nagios. I had made everything like in this tutorial, but I'm getting Status Information in Nagios browser window like this: (Return code of 127 is out of bounds - ...
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Are network switch data transfer speed limits per port or per device?

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 switch on all ports? Say for example two ...
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Phones on some switches cannot complete DHCP process

Background I have a Windows DHCP server (Server 2008 R2) handing out addresses for several scopes. One of those scopes is for some Mitel IP Phones. The phones are configured to use dhcp option 125 to ...
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Is 802.3az / EEE important for a network switch for structured cabling? [migrated]

Please note: I am not asking for specific product reccomendations. I am in the process of expanding wired ethernet cabling in a building during a remodel. I currently have about 20 runs of CAT6a to ...
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Why would command line parameters not be recognized?

I have a small console application written in C# for .NET 4.0. The application takes 2 parameters, either "-run" or "-clr". So it would be called via command line like this MyConsoleApp.exe -run ...
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Vlan trunk between three switches and KVM Guests

I'am trying to find information regarding the appropriate configuration between three switches and KVM. More depth as per diagram. I need to create a tunnel for traffic created on sw1-port5 to be ...
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VLAN routing to internet

I am currently setting up a new network and wanted to make sure it is being done in the best way as this is my first time working on a NetVanta 1234P and I am having issues with routing The client I ...
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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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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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multiple subnets on the same switch(es), how can I isolate it?

I am by no means an expert when it comes to networking, I've inherited one which I am pretty much sure is wrong and due to my lack of experience I have no idea how to clean it up. The network looks ...
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Switch eliminated collisions. But what about

Sorry for asking pretty simple question. But I don't understand that there are no collision problem with switch... When 3 PC connected with hub, 2 PC trying to connect to other 1 at the same time ...
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half-duplex and full-duplex Ethernet vs Switches and Hubs [closed]

From a youtube video I came to know of the following things All machines connected to a HUB are a part of a single collision domain. All machines connected to a SWITCH are a part of a single ...
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Why do collision may occur if there is duplex mismatch?

In a question on Serverfault It is mentioned that "it is possible for a single host connected to one port to experience collisions if there's a duplex mismatch between the host NIC and the switch port ...
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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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What do switches do to tagged and untagged VLAN packets?

Let's say we have a 4-port switch that is 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 ...
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Dell PowerConnect Link Aggregation Failover Failed

We are a small office with two Dell PowerConnect 5548 switches that, together, cover all of our servers and hosts. I had them connected using ports 47 and 48, which I placed in a LAG. Port 47 was ...
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Layer 2 Loop Avoidance: Three Switches in Series

I know this seems like a homework question, but it's actually part of a larger project (and network) and need to break it down into chunks so I'm clear with what I'm doing. I've never worked with ...
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Getting chunks of high ms when pinging local / external IP addresses?

I am having difficulty identifying what a specific problem with one of your vlaned networks. They have a voip phone which regularly cuts out during long phone calls. I have done several ping tests ...
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What is the command to enable 3rd party SFP+ transceivers on Arista switch?

Does anyone know the command that enables the usage of 3rd party SFP+ on an Arista 7148S switch?
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Modem, Router, Switch configuration [closed]

I have two switches in different rooms, both wired to a router (LAN ports) which is in turn wired (WAN port) to a cable modem. I want to switch from cable to DSL for cost reasons, but keep the router ...
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Admin mode on Procurve Switches

Not being a network expert, I spent some time configuring my network, until I found my mistake: On my HP ProCurve Switch 1810G, I thought that "Admin mode" means whether the administrative interface ...
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SPAN/Port mirroring on Linksys switch

I'm trying to deploy a Snort box in my LAN. I have a Linksys SRW248G4 and trying to configure Port mirroring so that Snort can listen everything on the network in promiscuous mode. So in ADMIN / Port ...
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Is there a way to query all the mac addresses in a network?

I know this question was flagged "off-topic" and "non-professional", but when creating a gateway or IDS, this might be quite relevant. Also, Google finds nothing usable... There is a thing called ...
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Allowing a device blocked by port-security

Lets say I have port security configured on a switch's ports like this: Secure Port MaxSecureAddr CurrentAddr SecurityViolation Security Action (Count) (Count) ...
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OpenWRT: Redirect traffic from LAN port #4 to specific IP address

I am working with a TP-WR1043ND OpenWRT router which allows port mirroring, as described in the dedicated wikipage. I'm mirroring the WAN port (#0) to LAN port #4. There is no cable in the LAN port ...
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Multiple Computers Running IIS with a Singular Public IP how to handle incoming communications?

At our company, we have three separate servers that house IIS currently. Each of these three servers have the same public IP address and essentially reside on the same network under different subnets. ...
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Setting up pfsense on a small business network for firewall use

I have approximately 20 machines that will all be on the same subnet with a pfsense firewall. I have no experience with pfsense, so I am just starting out. I have the following configuration: The ...
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Must a L3 switch always have an IP address?

I have 3 L3 switches connected as shown below: All devices are in the same subnet and have IP addresses : 192.168.150.X/24 Shouldn't the switches be able to forward traffic without requiring IP ...
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Layer 3 switch redundancy solution (with vlan's, stp)

So basicly I have a setup which I want to get to work but i'm unable to. It's possible I am overseeing a lot of things but let's get to it anyways. The current situation is a network with 4 switches ...
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What type of switch should I get to implement a site with around 140 desktop machines, plus around 20 SIP phones? [closed]

We're moving to a new office and we will be needing to setup a network closet. I'm estimating that we will have around 140 ethernet ports and will be using CAT6a cabling for 1Gbps connections. I'm ...
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Cisco SG300 SNTP servers always down

I'm trying to setup the SNTP of a new Cisco SG300-48 Switch in L3 mode. So far I have enabled the Main Clock Source (SNTP Servers) option (Administration -> Time Settings), set my time zone and ...
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Connect Dlink xStack DGS-3420 stack to a Brocade Stack

I'm currently having difficulty determining the best way to connect a Dlink DGS-3420-52T switch stack to a IBM B50G switch stack. I have two IBM B50G switches stacked together, which then connect to ...