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Deleted. Answered my own question.

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hi, I have two vlan's 8 and 9, it's and need what they can communicate between, example from PC  can access/ping other vlan computer need configure vlans?

Answer:HP 2530-48G switch configuration

Hi: You may also want to post your question on the HP Enterprise Business Community Support Forum -- Procurve Switches section...

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I have installed a Procurve 2530 j9773a switch for a customer. However when trying to add it to PCM it connects and successfully sees the SNMP community, however it then hangs on discovering devices. The software is quite old now, so my query is do we need to update the version of software or is there MIB like file for this switch we need to import before hand. If the software needs to be updated, does anyone know of a chart to compare which switch models are compatible with which version of update. Any information would be helpful. 

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I'm curious of the reasonings for using hubs when a switch is available. The network consists of HP servers from 2008 and HP business desktops with gigabit NIC's. There may be a few older machines running on the network that run XP but they have gigabit NIC's (these machines have older dot matrix printers running on them as local printers).

The network is setup with 6-8 servers running to a gigabit switch & switch is uplinked to 2 48 port Cisco Gigabit switches. There is a 48 port Cisco 10/100 hub as well that is plugged into one of the stitches with one cable and then one cable running from the hub to another system (reportedly a computer....)

What would be the benefit or application of using a hub attached to a switched network, especially when there is no need to have the hub in the mix (the cable plugged into the hub could be plugged into a switch as there are empty ports).

Can anyone give me any insight into why this may be set up this way? I've asked about what is connected to the hub and get very nebulous answers. It is clear that whatever is hooked up to the system is either used or monitored closely as disconnecting the wire results in its mysterious reconnection in a very short time period yet no one ever admits to reconnecting it. (they must also know to connect the hub to the switch and which cable was originally in the hub - there are no markings and all cables are identical looking).

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Answer:Hub broadcasting vs switch routing

You could throw something else on the hub and listen to the traffic. Maybe it's just bring used as a signal repeater? Other than that, I can't imagine a reason for it being there. The hub is just repeating the signal so if it's in the same IDF, your guess is as good as mine.

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Hi All,

I would be extremely grateful to anyone who can solve this problem for me...

How is it possible to configure 2 VLANs to communicate with each other on the same switch? I have managed to create 2 VLANS and they both work (and can access the internet), but they can't communicate with each other.

VLAN1 has an IP range starting 10.4.160 and VLAN2 has an IP range starting 10.6.192.

Is it VLAN routing that I'm looking for? Are there any Netgear switch experts out there that can help me set this up? My switch is Netgear GSM7328FS.

Thanks in advance

Answer:VLAN Routing (Netgear Switch)

To allow routing between VLANs on the same switch, you need a layer 3 switch, which you have. I've never configured one of those. The only Netgear switches I've configured are the web managed ones which are layer 2 only but have configured other layer 3 switches. Basically, you need to create a VLAN interface and assign an IP address to it. By default when the switch has multiple VLAN interfaces with IP addresses, it will route between them without needing to have any static route entries or the use of routing protocols. It is known as locally connected. With the connected clients on both subnets, you would make the default gateway the IP address of the switch on that respective subnet/VLAN.

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I need to start VLANing out an office network and have some questions regarding interVLAN routing.

The network consists of a L2/L3 Cisco 3560 as the core switch and about 15 Catalyst 2960's and 2950's plugged into it for access level switching. The network has 2 subnets and are not separated from eachother by VLANs or router interfaces, which has created a single (large) broadcast domain. Plugged into the core switch is a linux box that provides our routing. It has a single interface with 2 IP's bound to it - each IP is the default gateway of both subnets. Using this setup, I need to figure out how to implement VLANing and move the routing to the 3560.

Cisco has a good document explaning interVLAN routing for the 3560:

I want to use the 3560 as the router now and phase out the linux box, but do so one subnet at a time instead of all at once. If I setup a 3rd subnet, a VLAN, and a VLAN interface for it on the 3560, can the linux box be the default route as suggested in the document? If so, it doesn't need to be a trunk port does it? That's only the case if the linux box does the interVLAN switching right?

Answer:InterVLAN Routing on Layer 3 Switch

What's at the edge doing routing? The 3560s won't NAT, so you need something that will.

Use a 3560 as your core, break the two subnets up into two (or more) VLANs and have all your hosts point to it for their defaults. Then point the 3560 to your edge router or the linux box as its default to the internets (no trunk port, either a routed port or a switch port in the outside VLAN). Use ACLs or a firewall on the edge device.

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Currently I have experienced collisions and packet loss on an outer routing switch (1-2% from the States and above 6% when tested from Europe). In a basic way infrastructure looks like

Where outer switch is Netgear DS524 (previously some Linksys). NSA TS and NSA HA are Sonciwall 2400 family. Internet test gateway and WiFi are network devices before a firewall (a PC and a wireless guest AP).

I have tested if there are packet loss on VLANs behind a firewall but all work as should.

What can cause those packet loss on that outer switch? Any good suggestions for a hardware replacement (up to 8 ports, rack mountable)?


Answer:Outer routing switch - collisions and packet loss

You shouldn't have collisions unless something is half-duplex, which should be very rare in this decade. Mismatched duplex is a silent killer.

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I recently started using a gigabit switch alongside my TP-Link router.

My room is setup like a LAN area, with a desk long enough for 4 pc's, so I have 4 cables running from the switch to the computers.

My router is providing DHCP and has a PS3 and VOIP phone plugged up to it.

Is there anything blaring that would cause the machines not to transfer files at gigabit speeds? Currently they transfer at 10-12mbps, which is normal for a 10/100 connection.

Anything I'm missing?

I can get into a lot of detail, but I need to know what needs to be told.

Answer:Home Network Routing - Using a Switch for file transfers?

Weakest link in the chain prevails.


ISP=Router--switch-- PC{1+}
+--- other device(s)

Consider just devices attached to the router, the slowest Nic {wired or wifi} will control the bandwidth to the device. A PC with a 10/100 adapter dominate data to/from it regardless of the GB Switch. If PC.a and PC.b (both with GB adapters and attached to the switch) copy 'twix each other, you may get much better performance.

Data to/from other devices (attached to the router) will be dominated by the Router LAN port speeds or the devices themselves.

99% of us get no benefit whatsoever from GB routers or Switches as all devices need GB ratings :sigh:

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Question: Routing Question

I have two IP Addresses in my Windows Machine for a single NIC.

1st IP Address
Default Gateway:

2nd IP Address
Default Gateway:  None

There is a firewall on network with IP Address I am able to connect to the firewall from my pc but I also need to connect to a network which is on the wan side of connected through vpn
tunnel. I have added this network in my vpn tunnel allowed networks and also added a route in my windows machine by entering the below command:
"route add mask".
But is does not work and I am getting:
Reply from Destination host unreachable

Any Suggestions?

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Question: Routing Question

Just wanted to run something by you guys to make sure I am not missing something easy.

I have a 192.168.0.XXX network with the default GW as
I have a device on this network that has a static set IP of with no gateway set. Is there anything I can do to access this with a static route, or am I stuck setting a temporary static IP for my machine (and disconnecting from the rest of my network) to access this device and change the IP to something on my normal segmant.

Answer:Routing Question

BuGaLoU said:

or am I stuck setting a temporary static IP for my machine (and disconnecting from the rest of my network) to access this device and change the IP to something on my normal segmant.Click to expand...

You have answered your own question.

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Hello again all. I've been pondering something for a while.

I have a SBS2003 server at work and I use the Windows VPN to work on our database and such from home. The VPN itself works very well. I noticed something that made me think though. When connected to the VPN, all web traffic from my home computer gets routed through the server at work.

I know this is probably the fundamental idea behind VPN tunneling, but it makes things quite slow for me since I have lower bandwidth at work than at home.

Is there any way to route traffic with a VPN connection to work so that only the traffic that needs to access resources at work (Windows file shares, Sybase DB connections, etc.) goes through the server at work?

If you don't believe me or are confused, here's a tracert from my home computer when connected over the VPN:

C:\Documents and Settings\ajuskelis.INVERNESS>tracert

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 745 ms 77 ms 148 ms
2 308 ms 436 ms 780 ms
3 771 ms 131 ms 828 ms <masking my work host> [66.xx.xx.xx]
4 345 ms 425 ms 774 ms []
5 648 ms 155 ms 884 ms []
6 749 ms 795 ms 84 ms
7 588 ms 37 ms 38 ms
8 115 ms 55 ms 110 ms
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Answer:VPN Routing Question

This is called split tunneling if I remember correctly, and alot of VPN concentrators don't allow it. I am not sure if SBS does or not.

EDIT: Why is traffic reaching your gateway so slow? You shouldn't have a several hundred second ping to your gateway.

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Question: routing question

I'm not much of a router guy. I've heard the solution I'm looking for is "source based routing" but I haven't been able to locate any information that's useful to my current predicament.

Here's the situation:

We have our servers on
Everyone else is on
I have a Cisco ASA 5520 currently providing NAT with a local IP of
I am putting a content filter in place.
All machines (including servers) currently have the core switch (HP 9304) defined as their default gateway, which in turn has the ASA 5520 defined as a default gateway.

How can I filter the workstations without filtering the servers?
Is anyone familiar enough with the HP 9300 series switches to tell me that it supports the necessary commands to establish a source-based route (workstation subnet routed to content filter)?
Would I be better off trying to do this type of routing in the ASA instead of the HP 9304?


Answer:routing question

Can you filter by source address?

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I have a PC in my bedroom which is connected to a Belkin wireless router. Also attached to the router is a DSL modem which supplies the internet.

I want to set another router up down stairs so I can plug my Xbox 360 & a second Pc in. I?ve tried wireless but the signal is too weak for streaming videos.

Could I just plug another Belkin router into the one upstairs to link it all together or will I have to re-configure the routers in any way?

Answer:Question on routing

look for an Access Point or a MIMO Class Router to increase signal.
If you get an device with 11n support, make sure it also supports 11g and then
setup to force G-ONLY mode.

Lot's of issues with 11n devices.

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i am running Win7 on a laptop and need to connect to 2 networks.

For internet access, I have a Vodafone 3G dongle (I am in Spain) but I also want to connect to a wireless network (which has no internet access) to access a wifi printer.

When I first connected to both at the same time, my internet access stopped working as soon as I connected to wifi. I don't really want to hassle of having to enable/disable wifi each time I want to print...

Is there a way of routing all internet traffic through the 3G network and all local traffic (just the printer and the wifi router) through my wifi network?

thanks in advance...

Answer:IP routing question Win 7

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Question: Routing question

Simple question, when using an applicaiton that requires port forwarding on the router.

If I have 2 PCs connected to the router, do the ports need to be forwarded?

Basically I'm asking if the port forwarding only applies for traffic coming in from the WAN or to the traffic going across the LAN.


Answer:Routing question

Port forwarding is done from WAN -> LAN. All internal LAN traffic is not affected by it.

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Need to no if I have this right

they have a dsl modem going to a Linksys router to a 24 port switch then to a little 4 port switch. sure, so then Would it be modem to router then router to any port on the big switch or is there an uplink port on the big switch it should go to? then you would hook a cat5e from one of the regular ports on the 24 port switch and run it to the uplink port on the 4 port switch need to no if the whole sequence is right. Hope someone can help, john will told me the cable would go from the big switch to the uplink on the small switch but I am wondering if I have it all right or not and wonderiing about from the router to the 24 port switch does the cable just go in a regular port in the big switch or if there is an uplink port does it go there. Hope you can understand my rambleing here. Thanks (please don't send me to a link) just need to no modem to router to regular port or uplink port on 24 port switch then from regular port on 24 port switch to uplink port on the 4 port switch. Thanks

Answer:Solved: Windows xp hookup question for modem, router, switch, to switch?

Router to uplink port on 24 port switch, and then normal port on the 24 port switch to uplink port on the second 4 port switch. An auto-MDX port on a device negates the need to worry about uplink ports for that particular cable connection.

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I would like to know if it is possible to achieve the following and if so how to do it?

We have a corporate network which host a private extranet. At present external users access the extranet via a public url e.g. and users inside the network access the extranet via an internal hostname e.g. http://extranet/site

Is it possible to enable internal users to access the extranet via the external url? When I attempt this all internal users get our router login page.

I understand why this happens but not sure if it can be fixed. Reason I am looking at this is because some people are really thick and do not understand why internally the link is different lol.

Appreciate any help

Many Thanks

Answer:Solved: Routing Question

You should be able to modify the hosts file to acheive that.

I would guess you can group modify with a policy edit...

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I'm trying to design the network for a class / lab environment, and I'm in over my head.

I need an isolated VLAN for each student team. Each VLAN would contain identical configurations, with an identical set of VMs occupying the same IP range in each VLAN. But I also want each team to have access to a common subnet with a common file share, shared hardware equipment, etc.

I thought we could insert a router (probably implemented in a VM) between each VLAN and the common subnet. That would let the students reach from their VLAN to the common subnet. But routing back from the common subnet to the individual VLANs would be a problem, since all VLANs use the same IP range.

Would it be possible to have each VLAN's router map (via NAT or whatever) the VLAN's IPs into a different range, so the common subnet sees a different IP range for each VLAN?

For example: common subnet is on 10.0.0.*. Each VLAN is on 10.1.1.*. From each VLAN you can access your own IPs at 10.1.1.* and (through the router) the common subnet on 10.0.0.*. Now let's say the router maps VLAN X into 10.0.X.*, so from the common subnet you can reach VLAN #1 at 10.0.1.*, etc.

Even better if we could have one router VM with 7 VNICs, with 1 VNIC on the common subnet and 6 on each of the 6 VLANs, doing the kind of IP mapping described above.

Does that make sense? Is it possible? Or is there a better answer?


Answer:Network routing question

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I'm wanting to upgrade my network to Gigabit.

Something that's always remained a mystery to me is if let's say my router has 10/100 ports that I attach to a gigabit switch. I have two computers with gigabit cards connected to the switch and I want to transfer a file between them (on the same subnet of course).

Here's where I get confused, and admittedly I don't have much more than basic TCP/IP knowledge. If I initiate a file transfer between the two machines, do the packets flow through the router for the entire transfer or just on the switch matrix itself? Would the router which is only running at 100mb be a bottleneck, or do the packets just flow on the switch giving me true gigabit speeds?

Answer:Question about routing/networks

The PC's will talk directly to one another. The switch will have both PC's mac addresses in its mac table.

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Ok. I'm looking at a little project for multiple gateways of last resort as kind of a fail over to the internet. Everything thus far that I've read says that you can do it and do it based on metric.

ip route 5
ip route 10

The down fall to this is that if the device currently connected does not go down but the connection does the next ip route is never used.

What I'm wondering is what could I use as a routing protocol that would sense the the first connection to the internet has failed and now needs to move to the next connection?

Here is a little visio of what I'm thinking. Any thoughts or is this not possible even?

Edit: sorry for lack of visio info, but the pix 506 of the left loses the connection to the internet but does not shut off, the cisco 3550 needs to move on to the pix on the right to get out to the internet now.

Answer:Cisco Routing question`

Rip or OSPF could be options, but I'm not sure what the Pix supports since I've never configured any for dynamic routing.

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I got 2 wireless routers across a good size is connected to the Net (att router) and another is not (linksys).

What I would like to do, is have the linksys connect to the att and distribute the net connection to some computers that are out of range of the att router.

At a loss on how to do that....any suggestions?


all computers are using WinXP Sp2, wireless G

Answer:wireless routing question

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I am trying to configure a Cisco 2600 router here and I've run into a problem.
I was going to type a long and confusing explanation but I've decided instead to just get to the point.

Basically what I want to do is route all packets with a source address in the a.b.c.d/30 range to w.x.y.z and packets from other sources to be routed normally. How do I do this? I do not know what the destination ip of these packets will be.

Answer:Cisco routing question

ip route a.b.c.d w.x.y.z


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I'm setting up a temporary guest network for some auditors. The last time a rogue laptop came thru the network it caused some havoc on the network.

I wasn't sure if pfsense could do this but pretty much i just want it to sit between them and the rest of my LAN. I would like for it if it can be able to talk to my sonicwall, but nothing else on the LAN. I tried setting a firewall rule for WAN addy block WAN net, and another rule that does WAN addy Allow Sonicwall_IP. However it seems it can still communicate with other stuff on my LAN
Here is a screenshot of my current config.
Hrmm nevermind I think it is working. It can ping anything on the LAN but nothing on the LAN can ping back to it which I guess is good enough for me.


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I think I'll keep both for the moment, until I can get around to moving an Win2k ISA or Linux firewall in front of the 3 machines currently in the DMZ.

After 2 days of researching a pesky "Error 721: the remote computer is not responding" problem I feel like less of a VPN nOOb too ;-)

- Qualm

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Let me preface by saying I have minimal knowledge when it comes to Cisco IOS,Cisco Routers, or linux.

What I'd like to know is, is it possible to configure a Cisco router in a way that default routes all traffic *except* certain subnets to an alternate default gateway?

This is the current setup - A client has a Small Business Server 2000 system that is currently configured to divert traffic destined for 10.200.6.* and 10.213.161.* subnets to a cisco router (already behind the ISA firewall and on the local area network) which connects them to their branch office and a transaction processing facility. I believe they have a 2500 series router.

What I would like to be able to do is have the client machines use the Cisco router as their default gateway and divert all traffic *except* the aforementioned subnets to the SBS server since the SBS also handles their DSL line for internet traffic.

Make sense? I'm not asking how one would configure the router since I do not possess the necessary experience to do so and I'll either subcontract someone to do it or have the transaction processing facility perform the configuration for the client.

I'd be open to other suggestions with the notation that this is truly *business critical* environment and requires %99.999 uptime during normal business hours. Homemade solutions with linux and whatnot are out of the question since I possess very minimal linux skills and would prefer to have vendor support for a... Read more

Answer:Cisco Routing Question

Yes this is possible with a policy route, which can route packets based on source address rather than destination address.

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I've got my routers set up, and have them configured. But, I have having issues.

I have them setup like so:

Code:[ROUTER 1]--(S0)[ROUTER2]--(LO0)

Now, I have RIP V1 set up on both routers, and am not sure what interface to add to the network command.

On Router1 do I use network and router2 use network Will that allow me to ping from Router1? I can't as it is right now (I tried adding all the IP's that I could think of, but couldn't get it working...

Any help is appreciated! I'm able to telnet in to router 1 and configure it from there, but not router 2. I'm working on it, though! I'm learning some cool stuff! It's definitely been a while since I touched these things, but it reminded me that it is so fun to play with Cisco stuff!

Answer:Another Cisco Routing Question

um, it looks like your routers can't talk to each other. Both of your serial interfaces should be on the same subnet or a point to point /30 network.

Somethin like this:

s0: (
e0: (

s0: (
e0: (

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Hey all! So I have a network question I'm hoping somebody can shed some light on. I've recently set up 2 routers w. Tomato firmware. The 2nd is setup as a wireless ethernet bridge and I have an htpc and xbox hooked into it. The 1st router is the DHCP router and i have my main rig and cable modem hooked into that one.

So question:
When the htpc runs tversity and streams video/music to the xbox, is the traffic going wireless from router 2 to router 1 back to router 2 (wireless speed) to the xbox or is it going from htpc to xbox all within router 2 (wired speed)?

I ask so I know if I should set tversity's video quality settings to reflect wifi tx speed or wired.

I created a paint diagram of the network layout but can't upload it right now. I'll do that when I get home from work.


Answer:Traffic Routing question

the traffic shouldn't be getting transmitted wirelessly, since both devices are on the same switch/AP

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One question I need to know

If you go from DSL modem to Router then Router to switch
my question is then
If I wanted to hook another mini linksys switch into the bigger switch would you run the cat5e cable from the first switch to a reg port in the second switch or would you run it to the uplink port and then hook the 1 or 2 computers into the reg ports of the second switch.??

Answer:Solved: Windows xp-question of hookup switch to switch?

Obviously, run it to the uplink port if available.

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I'll start out with yes, this is part of a lab implementation assignment for school. I've been looking aroud the web and checking the Cisco docs and I'm unable to find any thing that matches what I'm looking at so I turn to the [H].

Current setup requested is (some hardware removed for simplicity sake):
=[x]= represents a link, numbered for ease of discussion

ISP Network =[1]= Internal_network =[2]= Cisco 2600 =[3]= Remote Network =[4]= Pix =[5]= ISP network

Professor has told us that part of the test of the network will be breaking link 3.
So where the remote network was able to connect to the Internal_network via the 2600 as the default route it will now need to connect through the ISP network.

Problem is how to do this with the only equipment at the remote site being the PIX? Floating static routes only seem to work with the Cisco routers not the PIX... what other options can we (my group and I) look into to solve this? As far as I can tell it's not possible without a router of some type, the PIX is just not capable of this...

I'd prefer suggestions of things to look at instead of direct answers, but will take any help at this point.

Answer:PIX routing question [route failover - is it possible?]

Give this a read....

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I was currently assigned by my work to set up a small server so they are able to backup their files in one central location. I am using a simple IBM computer that will be fitted with an external hard drive that will act as storage for their back up files.

The ISP we are using is provided by the schools (we are in an external building that the school owns). Networking between the 4 computers have not been the issue so far. There is a rather large network box located on the other side of the building (away from the offices) and distributes wires to several locations. One wire in particular is connected to a 4 port hub and distributed between 3 computers. I had to redirect an existing wire from another location to feed another computer along with the server.

Computer 4 used to be placed on a desk by the front door where the old network jack used to be placed. But because of issues with staff accessing the computers other than work related (e-mail, goofing off, etc.) I opted to have the computer moved to the office so it may be under some sort of supervision from the Assistant Director. So I had to relocate the old box to a new location. (I had no way of running another wire from the hub over the walls to the other side of the room where (See Diagram) the new box is located.

I made a diagram to get a better understanding:

Temp Swap*
When I first started out, I unhooked Computer 1 from the network cable and the station temporarily and hooked up the Server to install ... Read more

Answer:Small Business Routing Question


This is the second forum that didn't respond. I'm sure someone out there can figure this out.

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I'm trying to add a second VPN tunnel on my PIX. I have one tunnel up with basically this configuration:

access-list 90 permit ip any
crypto ipsec transform-set ESP-3DES-SHA esp-3des esp-sha-hmac
crypto map outside_map 20 ipsec-isakmp
crypto map outside_map 20 match address 90
crypto map outside_map 20 set peer
crypto map outside_map 20 set transform-set ESP-3DES-SHA
crypto map outside_map interface EPORT
isakmp enable EPORT
isakmp key ******** address netmask no-xauth no-conf
isakmp identity address
isakmp policy 20 authentication pre-share
isakmp policy 20 encryption 3des
isakmp policy 20 hash sha
isakmp policy 20 group 2
isakmp policy 20 lifetime 28800

But now I want to bring a tunnel up to a second location that uses 192.168.x.x addresses on the other LAN. I tried adding this:

access-list 85 permit ip
crypto map outside_map 30 ipsec-isakmp
crypto map outside_map 30 match address 85
crypto map outside_map 30 set peer
isakmp key ************ address netmask no-xauth no-config-mode
isakmp policy 30 authentication pre-share
isakmp policy 30 encryption 3des
isakmp policy 30 hash sha
isakmp policy 30 group 5
isakmp policy 30 lifetime 28800

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Answer:Cisco tunnel/routing question

access-list 90 permit ip any
crypto map outside_map 20 ipsec-isakmp

access-list 85 permit ip
crypto map outside_map 30 match address 85

here is your problem.
outside_map 20 has a higher number than 30, so it gets checked first. In the cryptomap for 20, you are telling it to send alll traffic from to ANY dest out this tunnel. Because of this, it never gets to the map 30.

It sounds like you either need to make access-list 90 more specific (i.e., don't include, or move 30 to a number less than 20.

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I have a standard connection, all connected up using another cisco device 1800 series.
But, well, I'm doing some lab training, and well, im used to using linux as routers, and my cisco skills isnt the best in the world either.
just tired of big boxes doing the routing, and planning to switch it out, but the 1800 is used as a switch >_< and testing out on the old 831 first.
ios running on the 1800= newest.
ios running on the c831= 12.3
The scenario is:"System image file is "flash:c831-123-7.T6.bin"

Modem(Bridge)->Router(C831)->devices. dhcp range excluded others.
I connected 3 devices, a wlan access point, a "server" and a computer.

If i want my server and access point to utilize the dhcp service and to get a ip like for access point. for the "server"
and the computer will get a dhcp whitin the dhcp range 100-200.

How to i configure dhcp leases to a specific mac address to be and such on cisco routers?

2nd question, how to route so my modem is able to be connected inside the nat using C class ip ranges.

IT gets pat, nat, dhcp, wan, lan, dhcp range, ssh all that have i configured up.

Answer:Cisco IOS Dhcp+routing question.

Here's the normal pool and excluded addresses:

ip dhcp pool WIRELESS
dns-server 65.32.1.x 65.32.1.x
ip dhcp excluded-address
Here's a reserved address:

ip dhcp pool LAPTOP
hardware-address 000c.29d7.e6c7


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alright, pertinent details

(ips changed blah blah)

main network is
increasing wifi coverage, need to setup DHCP(no dhcp currently, dont ask, not my call)
would like to do this on

I have a cisco 2911 at .1.2
and a fortigate 60c at 1.4

the 60c sits between the network, and the internet doing its job as a UTM and handling a few P2P vpn's, the cisco has some T1's to other offices into it

I gave the fortigate a secondary IP of .2.4 and set a DHCP pool on the internal interface to hand out .2.100-.2.150

it will not work. the 2911 has a route that points to the 60C, I added a route in for 232.0 on it to point at .1.4 as a test and it did not help.

the 60c and 2911 are not directly connected, but both go to the same switch

the device that I am trying to get DHCP is attached to a different switch, which is on a 10gb link to the other one. if I put DHCP on .1.0 it works just fine so its not the 60cs dhcp server just not working.

I am just missing something. and I am not sure what

its making me feel very silly. if it was easier to do so I would just give all my .1 stuff a subnet of .254.0 but since its about 150 devices on static ip's thats a huge undertaking I am trying to avoid(and I think that would fix the issue?)

Answer:routing/subnetting question with DHCP

you will need to use an ip helper address in order to provide dhcp to another subnet because a couple steps in the dhcp process uses broadcast and broadcast traffic does not get routed.

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i just had a question that my instructor provided me with .. and im not sure if what im doing is right making access list?
-The company has an Internet Web Server host that all systems can reach at IP address with only HTTP access. no other protocls will be permitted to this site.
-The company also has a server pool in the network. Server pool addresses are divided in half. The servers in the upper half of the address range are reachable by management hosts using all possible IP protocols. The servers in the lower half of the address range are reachable by all LAN hosts using all possible IP protocols. The servers should not be accessible by any other hosts.
-Company has discovered an Internet Web server at that contains viruses. All hosts are banned from reaching the site.

production host ip
management host ip

Answer:routing question access lists..

I hate reading problems! But here's my lame-assed attempt at it.

I do not grasp your definition of management without the appropriate subnet mask. Is it a single management IP or a range? It is not clear what the range is and any possble solution is minimally impacted by it. In one spot you say management hosts and in the list you designate the management host, singular.

The explicit deny is not required but I like to include them as they are easier to think about when you see them in print. You also did not say what the default action was and it will, therefore, be denial of access.

access-list whatever permit tcp any host eq www
access-list whatever permit ip 172.25.I-dont-understand somemask-to-go-along-with-this
access-list whatever permit ip 172.25.I-still-dont-understand somemask-to-go-along-with-this
access-list whatever deny ip any host (or deny ip any any as is the default implicit which would include this)

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As a Newbie to routing,It was suggested to me that my constant signal dropout problems on a DSL/Cable router due to dropped IP addresses wireless might be cured by fixing the IP's.As it stands everything on both router and the 2 computers is set to auto obtain.Is there a simple tutorial that anyone can link me too that explains how to set up the router and the computer to static IP mode? I assume that things like DHCP will have to be disabled for this to work.Thanks

Answer:Static IP wireless routing question

You should leave it set to assign IPs automatically.That is advice that I have read/heard from numerous sources.

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I setup my OpenVPN server and client to send all traffic through the VPN tunnel instead of just the one subnet. Now when i do a ROUTE PRINT to see the routing table on my computer something strange is going on that I don't understand. I am connecting over my tethered phone and for some reason the default route is the ip address of my phone, then the next line it has another default route going out over my VPN tunnel but it has a subnet mask. I don't get that? Can somebody explain this to me, i assume the second default route overrides my phones?

also the route for the network i am connecting to is listed also but if all traffic is setup to be routed through the tunnel why does it need to add that route?

Answer:Question about routing over VPN tunnel with ROUTE PRINT

Routing is generally more specific to least specific. The most specific route that matches is the one that gets used. this means a /32 before a /29 before a /24 .. etc

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At work I have managed to get hold of a test server to play with a GL230P

The server is running Windows Server 2008 64 bit and I will be using VM Ware server to run virtual servers running Exchange 2010 as well as BES, sharepoint.

My first task is to Run Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise server and get real devices running on a real domain.

The problem I have is network access.

The only access network wise is via a USB adapter connected to a wireless network which is firewalled back out to the internet. I can get out fine but there is no rules or NAT to allow port forwarding. At this point getting direct external access to the server is not possible.

This means that running exchange is a no go at the moment as there is no way to route SMTP traffic from the WAN to the box that will be running exchange.

However I do have unrestricted access to an internet connection from home I was thinking of somehow tunneling through the internet to my home network using some form of VPN solution. Then using the internet connection from home to collect SMTP traffic. I could register a domain and point the MX records at my home connections IP. Router port forwards to the internal IP which would be the server connected via VPN

Is what I'm trying to do even possible? If so how would I go about it?



Answer:complicated lan to wan to lan server/exchange/routing question

There may be an answer to your question, BUT..
Since this is at WORK we really cannot help you bypass any security that is set up. You need to talk to your company's IT people.

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I have a really annoying situatiuon where I have no router inplace that can do trunking (5505 basic license )

I have 2 VLANS 10 Data 20 voice I have given both VALNs IPs lets say


The posts are setup as this..

interface FastEthernet0/1
switchport mode access
switchport voice vlan 20
Enabled IP routing and set the router as the gateway of last resort

Now becuase the L3 switchis doing the routing I have had to set the default gateway as the VLAN IPs. So PCs on VLAN10 get a gateway of and phones on VLAN20 get a gateway of

Can anyone see any real downside to having the 3560 doing the VLAN routing, is this the "correct "way to do things in the event I don't have a trunkable router?


Answer:Cisco VLANs and InterVLAN routing - Quick Question

That's the right way.

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Answer:question about windows server 2003 and wireless routing

Not a problem. When setup is complete for SBS you will just run the Internet Connection wizard and choose which NIC you want for your public interface and which you want for local interface. Pick the wireless for public and the hardwired for local (or vice versa I wasn't sure which you wanted). Then the internet will come in through the server and provide access to everyone else. It will do the routing, firewall, etc. SBS is soooo easy to setup. Just remember, do it the way IT wants to do it. Don't get in and mess unless you know what you are doing because its almost all wizard-driven and you don't know what its doing.

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today i cannot print anything as my display says printer error see your documentation, the ADF light and the wifi and the power light are flashing at 3 sec spaces. any advice please?

Answer:epsom WF-2530 printer error

It may be that there is some paper jammed (even if you can't see it) Take a look here Printer Error

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I am working with a client who has a Kyocera KM-2530 and wants to use it to scan to PCs on their network. They bought it from . Has anyone set up one of these office all in ones for this? ive tried looking through documentation on it and searching google for setting this up but it has been unsuccessful so far... thanks for any help!!


Answer:Kyocera 2530 scanning to network pcs?

we have a Lanier 2135 (i belive) that does network scanning.

Basically, you set up the scanner/printer/copier/coffee maker/jukebox on the network.

Then install the management software on a computer that will never be turned off (server), then the software should be able to find the scanner via broadcast/responce, and establish the connection.

Then you should be able to assign a directory on the network where the management software will dump the processes scans.

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Hi guys, This is my first post on the forum, so here goes.I have an Epson WF 2530 printer which I bought new from Tesco's around 18 months ago and up to now it has done everything that it's been asked to do, untill today. When I want to print a document it just rolls out a blank sheet and an error report on the lcd display says " Paper out. Load paper and press OK " even though there is ample paper present. Just to rule it out, I have taken the printhead out, cleaned and replaced it as well as replaced the ink  cartridgesAnother furum I viewed says that it is a fault with the paper sensor however I've no idea where to locate it.Any suggestions would be welcome.      Thanks         Hamer.

Answer:Epson WF-2530 printer problem

Have you tried Epson support?

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Hi guys , i need sata drivers to install xp pro , my report is below , i am happy if anyone help me , thank you in advance !! :confused

Answer:Sata drivers Fujitsu pi 2530 help !!

You should slipstream the drivers into an XP install disk with Nlite. After the OS install you should then install the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility®+Rapid+Storage+Technology&lang=eng

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Ok, so I've got a Dell Dimension 2530 a client brought in the other day wanting a fresh install of XP Home Edition on there.

Having being an older system with no recovery partition and hanging on the windows screen more times than not I popped in my XP HOME OEM DVD.

FIRST FAIL - No DVD drive...wouldn't read my external DVD drive...Having plenty on hand I popped one in for his main ROM Drive.

Booted up into the DVD fine...DELETED his old partition and reformatted just fine.

SECOND FAIL - Wake up and the installation hung up right near the end before you enter a user name and your authentication of windows for the system.

Normally when something like this has happened to me I can reboot the PC and it will resume the installation. This time that was not the case it posts, then goes to a black screen with a white blinking underscore for about 40 seconds like its trying to access my DVD...then the screen goes blank completely. ALT f4 wouldn't work and it sat there for a period of time...SO option one...I did some things in BIOS so I restored it to no avail...

This same thing happens to me when trying to boot to JUST the ROM drive.

I'm a tech by trade, but a beginning tech. Any help on this issue would be most appreciated.

Answer:Dell Dimension 2530 Completely STUMPED!

I would suggest testing the hard drive using the manufacturer diagnostics.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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my l 50 works great on average for 25 to 30 minutes and cuts all alone, I turn it on again and it re works between 25 to 30 minutes all the time if I'm careful I can restart it before cutting the 25 minutes as many times that I want it and it works normally could you help me? thank you.

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Every time I try to print anything, my WF-2530 feeds a sheet through and reports paper out. The unit has seen little use and has never had a paper jam. I have carefully loaded only a few sheets of regular 20 lb paper and it does it every time. I have done the same with some Kodak photo paper for inkjet and gotten the same results. It simply does not detect that there is paper loaded.

I have tried resetting the unit, powering off then on, disconnecting and reconnecting the power cord. Nothing causes it to recognize that paper is loaded after it feeds the first sheet through. Press the 'OK' button and it will feed another sheet and continue to report 'paper out'.

I don't want to replace such a lightly used printer. If I can correct whatever is wrong with the paper sensor it would be a blessing. Help!

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I am trying to upgrade my computer to Vista Business, but I only have about 42MB left of hard drive capacity. Does anybody knows what the difference is between 300GB 5400 RPM Universal SATA - 8MB and 300GB 7200 RPM Universal SATA -16MB. I aqppreciate your advise, and thank you in advance.

Answer:Wishing to upgrade hardrive of Think Pad 2530 - z60m, from 100MB to 300MB

The difference is the speed and buffer, the latter drive being faster and having twice the buffer and it will perform a lot better than the first one. Please be advised that you have to stay with 32-bit Vista on your Z60m, 64-bit will not install on it. Hope this helps.

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I'm really hoping someone can help me out with this one.

Here's my problem:

I have several companies connecting to my web service that points to a static IP which the companies punch a hole in their firewalls to connect to. However if my system goes down I have a DNS change to a backup system and I have a dynamic name server in place that will point everyone to the backup system by the DNS. However, the backup system has a dynamic IP in which the companies do not have their firewall setup to connect to since it is a dynamic IP. My question is this, is there a service out there that will point a static IP to a dynamic IP? Much like services like but for IP's. That way a company and punch a hole for one IP and not have to worry about my backup systems.

Thanks for everyone's help.

Answer:Static IP routing to Dynamic IP routing

i dont beleive so....., can you not get a static IP for your back up systems - if you are in a buisness making money you should spend some on making sure that back up system has a static IP as well- or does the back up no offer static IP's? could you not manually configure the IP into your back ups router, this could possibly hold the IP i have done this on home cable connections.

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I am searching for a solution at a networking problem:

Like a router, where there is a DHCP server on the router,
I need a 12, 16 or 24 port switch that is able to assign specific, preconfigured IP address to each individual port.(ie to port 1 via DHCP protocol, to port2, so if I plug a DHCP client device into port 1, it will get as its address, plug the same device to port2 gets

The switch also needs to be SNMP capable for monitoring, so it's probably going to be a managed switch.

Anyone know of a solution? please let me know.

Answer:Switch question: per-port DHCP question

I don't think you are going to get exactly what you are looking for as I don't think it's possible. The only thing I can think of is to create a VLAN for each port. Then use an IP helper for each VLAN.

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Hello. I currently have a home network as follows.

3 PC's connected to router.
router connected to cable modem.

I would like to increase the througput on my LAN (amongst the 3 pc's) so I'm thinking about adding a switch such that it would be [3pc's->switch->router-cable modem]. I was wondering whether adding the switch would actually improve the LAN thoroughput or is this just adding unnecessarily repetetive. I am aware of the "7 layers of the osi model" of networking but am wondering whether switches and routers work on the same layers. Im assuming NO because router bases routing based on IP address while switch will deal with the MAC addresses (am i correct???). Since a switch will perform less inspections on the packets (IP filtering, SPI, etc..) am I going to get better results when adding the switch??

BTW, my router: SMC2804WBR
Switch i might add: Gigafast Mini Switch EZ500-S

Answer:To switch or not to switch? That is the question.

Your router has a 100Mbit switch in it so unless you are getting a gigabit switch and your PCs have gigabit interfaces you will get no significant boost in network speed.

You may get a small speed inrease if you buy a good 100Mbit switch - the ones integrated in home routers tend to be the bottom of the barrel type - this will give you some extra under very high loads.

What is a "good" switch? You would want something with crossbar fabric and/or cut-through packet forwarding (those are expensive).

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Every time i try to print something with my Epson WF 2530, its says "paper out or loaded incorrectly" even when there is plenty of paper. there is no jam and when i try to print, the paper just shoots out blank. its been working fine for a long time and just suddenly started this between printings yesterday.
Is there any sort of reset?

im using Windows 8.1 and running the printer wirelessly.
any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I was wondering if anyone knows if the vga portion of an electronic kvm switch would work in reverse? Instead of 2 pc's sharing a single monitor, could it work by allowing one pc to switch between 2 monitors? Or if there is a better solution to achieve this? I need to be able to use one or the other or both monitors.:wave:

Answer:Kvm Switch Question

A better way to accomplish this is to purchase a video card that has 2 outputs

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Question: Switch question

I currently use this switch:

With all the additional things on the network, I need more, so I picked up this:

My question is, if I still use the 5 port in my living room (main rig, htpc, dish receiver, and a spare), will it compromise my network transfers?

Basically it would be router >16 port >upstairs, WHS, bedroom, PBO Core> (5 port)>main rig, htpc, receiver.

Answer:Switch question

they are both gigabit so I don't see why one would be slower then the other. You shouldn't see any speed decrease.

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Question: Switch Question?

I recently ran into a problem in a peer-to-peer network (about 16 PC's) where one PC had completely stopped all network traffic including internet access (not one PC could see any thing). After unplugging the "bad" PC from the switch everything returned to normal. I checked out the "bad"PC and found it to have an HDD issue (sounds like a box of rocks and cant get past the windows boot screen, also BIOS wont recognize it most the time). The question I am getting to is this, arent switches supposed to stop these type network problems? Do they not provide a single path to another device for that session? Help understanding this would be appreciated. The switch is a CNET Power switch (CNSH-1600).

Answer:Switch Question?

Hi Stik62
That's not very reassuring to hear. I'm of the same opinion, that "switches" are usually advertised as being capable of isolating the port which is causing trouble. Try to duplicate the problem on a different switch-port. By swapping the port and duplicating the problem you are trying to prove that the original port has hardware integrity.(not broken). If the port's not broken, then the Techs at Cnet woulf love to hear the details. It'll help them build better boxes.

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We are deploying 32bit and 64bit Win7 PCs here. I accidentally ran: BCDEDIT.EXE /Set IncreaseUserVa 3072 on a 64bit PC.

So, did I just restrict this PC to only using 3GB? And if I did, is there anything I can do to reverse it?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:3GB Switch Question


Try bcdedit /deletevalue increaseuserva 3072

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i have an older belkin 4 port omnicube kvm switch that had 2 desktops & my old dell laptop conn.
i just got a new thinkpad with port rep
the port rep has only video in, no kb or mouse.
when i tried hook up video i got nothing on monitor.
should a kvm switch work in this config ( 2 desktops using kvm inputs, laptop using only v)
i did try direct conn from mon cable to port rep & it worked but not shure if kvm bad or its just not supposed to work in that config.

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I purchased a new Logiteck wirellees keyboard and mouse yesterday.
It has the usual buttons at the top including a PC switch off button. So last night instead of the usual Start/Turn Off
sequence I used the button. PC immediately switched off with no saving settings etc.
I wondered if I might have lost anything, but switching on the usual way just now the PC went straight into fully booted
with no boot up sequence and everything loaded.
So question is what mode does it go into via the keyboard and is it a risky manoevre.

Answer:PC Switch Off Question

Obviously not used to it yet.

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Hey guys,

Ive got one monitor that i would like to share between my laptop and my other PC. When i use it with my laptop id like to use it as a 2nd screen and with my pc id like to use it as the main screen.

I bought one of these:

CBL-102U 2-Port Mini KVM Switch with Cable

I connect the main adaptor (or the box) part to the shared screen. Then i hook one end of the VGA cable to my laptop and the other end to my other PC output..right?

I turn on my laptop and the screen and try the screen setting to extend monitor but nothing. Also tried using the function key on my laptop with the screen switch button - nothing happens

The only thing i get is a red flashing light on the PS1 light on the box, thats it. Do you need to have the PS mouse & keyboard plugged in order for the VGA to work??


Answer:KVM switch question


When i use it with my laptop id like to use it as a 2nd screen and with my pc id like to use it as the main screen.

You would go out of the shared monitor into KVM and then out of the KVM into the laptop's VGA. And Into the Desktop's VGA. And Yes, the USB Keyboard and mouse must be plugged into the KVM and the output would go to the laptop USB as well as the Desktop USB. The USB has to be plugged in for everything to work.
Once you switch the KVM to the laptop, Then you have to adjust the Display to Extend Desktop.

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Ok, I have a weird problem and it may sound simple to some. I have a laptop, Xbox 360, and sometimes a desktop (when I am repairing one) that I need to hook up to one monitor. I figured a KVM switch would be perfect but it gets its power from the USB/PS/2 port. Therefore, I am unable to use it as I will not be sharing a keyboard or mouse. I am unable to find one that actually has a power adapter (unless I overlooked it). I tried searching for a VGA Switch/splitter but I have only found one that would allow me to do what I need to do and the rest only allows you to connect one device and 4 monitors. Could someone recommend a cheap (under $75) KVM that has a power adapter or inform me of what I need to be looking for (like the correct words for the product that I need). Thanks in advance.

Answer:KVM/VGA Switch Question Try this

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Question: AT switch question

I need help. I just purchased an AT powersupply for an old computer. I was in a hurry and didnt read the box well. Its an AT powersupply that uses the motherboard switch. I need some ideas on how to wire it to the older exterior switch. The old switch has 2 brown wires and the new ps have 3 wires, red, black, and white. Any Ideas?

Answer:AT switch question

I have searched everywhere for a solution to a similar problem, but with no luck. The only way I could find to get around it, was to get hold of a new power supply. I hope you have more luck than me.

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Question: Switch question

I have two computers at home. One's my daughters and I have no need for them to be networked. I'm using comcast cable for internet access. I simply bought a small D-link 5 port switch and run the two computers thru it. I've been doing this for a little over three weeks. I told my brother about it so he ran off to Fry's to get one. The guys there scared him to death. Said it wasn't possbile to do and that comcast would be able to tell and wouldn't allow it.

Don't want to be doing anything illegal or at least get temporary turned off. It's working like a dream but whats the skinny?

Thanks Ed

Answer:Switch question

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What are the requirements for Fedora 7, because the computer I plan to run it on isn't that good, but it runs well enough.

Answer:One question before I switch...

Hardware requirements:

Fedora 7 requires an Intel Pentium or better processor, and is optimized for Pentium 4 and later processors.

* Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
* Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
* Minimum RAM for text-mode: 128MiB
* Minimum RAM for graphical: 192MiB
* Recommended RAM for graphical: 256MiB Hard disk space

The disk space requirements listed below represent the disk space taken up by Fedora 7 after the installation is complete. However, additional disk space is required during the installation to support the installation environment. This additional disk space corresponds to the size of /Fedora/base/stage2.img on Installation Disc 1 plus the size of the files in /var/lib/rpm on the installed system.

In practical terms, additional space requirements may range from as little as 90 MiB for a minimal installation to as much as an additional 175 MiB for an "everything" installation. The complete packages can occupy over 9 GB of disk space.Click to expand...

In reality however - especially if you use Gnome or KDE - you'll get much better usability with 512 MB RAM, the more the better.

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I have dsl router going to a dell gigabit switch and in one room I have a hub (because I ran out of jacks) and the everything in that room has a ton of problems.

If I get another switch to replace the hub, will it hand out IP's (i am running DHCP through the router) or will the router be able to manage both switches?

Are the dell switches any good? They have an 8 port for $54.

Answer:Hub or Switch Question

Sounds like you may be getting some collisions on your hub, going to a switch may more than likely resolve your problems, but I would look to see whats causeing the problem to begin with. Disconnect one machine at a time and check to see if your problems persist. It may be one machine broadcasting traffic that's killing the whole segment.

Hubs broadcast traffic to every device that they are connected to, switches only broadcast to the machine that is intended to recieve said info.

I have simplified this greatly, but I would never, ever, never again use a hub after moving to a switched network.

Just my 1/2 cent on this.


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I just installed a Emine 2-Port PS/2 KVM Switch w/Cables on my xp pcsnow when I start and switch over to the second pc it switches over ok, but ALL I get is all my programs come up In Notepad as .exe'sI cannot start anything it just keeps bringing up Notepad.ex'sIt is a clean pc(no virus's etc) and it was running pefectly before hooking up the kvm switch.Can anyone enlighten me as to what could be wrong, is the switch no good?

Answer:KVM Switch Question?

I run a KVM, and I can't see how it could be the cause of your issues, unless a defective one could be seriously messing up the keyboard or mouse inputs. But I still don't see what kind of KB or mouse input would explain that behavior.Did you receive a driver disk with it? I wonder if you got a counterfeit one with malware. Mine uses no driver. Just hook up and it works.What happens if you remove the KVM and just switch your mouse, keyboard, and monitor manually between them? Do both computers work okay without the KVM?Just for fun, try to right click on one of the .exe's for the Properties box. Does it show Notepad as the default application to open it?

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Question: Switch Question

Seeing how switches themselves do not have MAC addresses, when a computer on one switch wants to communicate with a computer that resides on another switch, wouldn't the 1st switch forward that frame to all nodes on it's own switch and then subsequently forward the frame to the switch with the computer with the frames corresponding MAC address? Seems to me that a switch would work like a hub in this type of scenario. Or does each switch have some sort of built in forwarding table?

Answer:Switch Question

In general switches (unmanaged/dumb) don't have MAC addresses unless they are managed or a layer 3 switch.

Yes, if the switch receives a frame with a destination MAC address it does not know about, it will forward that frame across all its ports. The chances of this happening is minimized as many computers/servers/devices will at least generate some traffic when it is first plugged into the network. When the particular computer/server/device generates traffic the switch will learn about the MAC address on that port. As you've said, once the switch has the MAC address in its MAC table for which port that MAC address resides on, all traffic will be directed to that port for that destination MAC address.

No, the switch is just broadcasting for this specific scenario. There are also ARP broadcasts which get generated by clients when there is a who is ARP request. Even when there is a broadcast like this, the reply message from a device will not be broadcasted across all the ports. The other thing that makes hubs hubs is how they function electrically. They act as a splitter. So the implication of this is that the devices connected to the hub HAVE to run in half duplex. Half duplex operation allows CSMA/CD to run which is the spec in ethernet to allow for collision detection. The way ethernet operates is that a device will listen on the wire before sending a frame. If there is traffic already on the wire, the device will wait a random amount of time before checking to ... Read more

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I have the following environment:

Linksys wireless router connecting 4 computers.
The os's are windows 2000 pro, xp home, xp pro and 98se
The xp pro is my business dell notebook with a docking station.

My company wants to send me a 19 inch lcd monitor for it. That's fine by me. The 98se computer is also in my home office and it uses a 17 inch monitor that is the size of a small van.

So the question is this ....... Can I make this xp pro notebook with a docking station and the old win 98se computer share not only the new 19 inch lcd monitor but also the keyboard and mouse. The keyboard and mouse I'd like to share is currently hooked into the 98se machine and isn not usb. If so what kvm switch would you recommend? Also, when I'm traveling with my notebook would the 98 se machine still function ok?


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Hey all.. I have a new power supply that I havent install yet, it has a power switch on the back of it, but my old PSU doesnt, it just turns on when I hit the power button on the front of comp.. If I leave my new psu switch to on, will it still safely shut down and start up by using the power switch on the front of comp? Or do I have to manually turn my comp on and off from the psu (back of comp). Also, whats the difference on the switch that says 115v and 230v, Its set at 115v I believe.. Thanks!


Answer:Psu Power Switch Question

You don't have to switch off the PSU in the back of your computer on a standard shutdown. Turn it off if you're unplugging your computer or doing anything with the hardware.

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if a managed switch say a dell or cisco support ACL's.. will ACL's do the following?

Here is what I want to accomplish.

24 ports assuming a 24 station lan.
2 gigabit uplinks so 1 server feeding 24 stations

server running services on ports (to be determined later)

I want to effectvly block the ability of ANY station broadcasting ANY service on ANY port that I decide.

So basically, station 1 is unable to run service A on port #X, but station 1 is also unable to run service B - Z on port #X aswell.

Will managed switch with ACL accomplish this goal for me?

Answer:question regarding managed switch and ACL's

Kinda sorta... you could block certain computer from seeing anything from a specific TCP/UDP port if that's what you want - if you knew the specific port or range. You can also disable multicast and other network features if you wish or block specific computers from being able to send data on specified port(s), only receive, etc.

Keep in mind that if you want to run an ACL and keep up with enterprise, learn CISCO or grab a DELL. The DELL ACL language is very similar to CISCO, it merely shortens some of the syntax.

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I recently got ahold of a BayStack 301 Ethernet switch and I can't figure out how to connect my DSL modem to it and then get it to blast the signal out to my other computers. I tryed connecting the modem to it but I got no connection, the link lights where not lit. but it i put on a cable attatched to a computer it lights up the port. I dont have any software for this switch cuz I don't know if you need any. If anyone can help me with this it would be sweet. thanx. The only port that dosn't light up at all is port 1, is that a config prob or is port 1 just broke?

Answer:Switch Board Question

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If i use a switch, do i need a an IP for each for computer connected to it? and also, if i dont, will they all have the same IP and will it not be one of those 192.168... IPs?

Answer:Newtork Switch Question

Every machine on a TCP\IP network must have a unique IP address regardless of whether they are connected to a hub, switch or peer to peer. Using the same addee for more than one machine will cause an error and the second machine attempting to load TCP\IP using this address will fail to load the IP stack. There are many ways around this depending on your network, ISP and needs.

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I need to reset the passwords on some of our switches (2900XL) since the ones I have don't work. I just wanted to ask if the config is wiped out when I reset the switch, or just the password. I've tried to get on via the web interface, but can't seem to do it and the guy who set them up is long gone.

Answer:Cisco Switch Question

The standard IOS password recovery procedure simply lets you boot without loading the config. You then enable yourself, and copy the config into memory, change the password, and save the config.

The procedure for the 2900 seems similar..

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Hey all. Quick question.
I'm new to networking. I'd like to expand my network (currently just 2 computers w/crossover cable). All it needs to do is play multiplayer games. Will a switch work or do I need a hub or a router? The switch was $10 so I bought it and before I open it I wanna know if it'll work. Thanks!

Answer:Quick Question Switch/Hub

Have used all three

Switch is better than hub
Router is better than switch

If you just want to play games on home lan switch should work fine

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I can get a Dell 5224 for under $400. Its a 24port managed, all gigabit switch. The plan is to use it with 12 Dell 2324 switches(24x 10/100, 2x 1000, dumb switch) connected using the two gigabit ports. This would give the lan, 83Mbits per user, should be more than enough, there is no reason to ever be able to saturate that. (Current lan just employs two 2324s)

I plan on using the 5224 to vlan each 2324 and setting up routes so only the services I want can take place across the lan(Limits the spread of virii, port scanning, hacking, games get high priority, filesharing gets lowest priority(except to one of the official fileservers that host the patches and such), etc).

Is this the correct route, or should I be considering other alterntives?

Answer:Managed switch question...

Just remember you have to go through a Layer 3 device to route any traffic between VLAN's. The 5224 is Layer 2. All the traffic will not be able to communicate with each other unless it goes through a Layer 3 device (VLAN-capable routers are Layer 3).

Good luck with the VLANs though. I could never get them to work properly on the 5212 or 5224. The one time I got them setup properly, the switch failed (and died) 2 months after I finished the config. Dell support is useless when it comes to networking issues.

I was not impressed with that aspect of an otherwise good switch.

I'm not sure what you mean when you talk about routes and priorities. It almost sounds like you're wanting to do full QoS, which the 52xx series will not allow you to configure. VLANs are going to allow you to create separate logical networks for traffic, they dont allow you to prioritize traffic on their own.

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Hopefully this is the right forum for this question. I have a Catalyst 2900 Switch that I am playing around with--learning the Cisco system. I tried to sign on and it will not accept the password. I need the password recovery sequence for this type of switch. I have the recovery for Cisco routers 25XX & 16XX but they do not work. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Cisco Switch Question

have you tried just hitting enter? Or another original one - password or password1??? Some people just aren't very original when it comes to passwords. We have a couple Cisco switches and some of them use these. Just a thought.

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At work we have Ethernet at each work desk. This was fine for my one computer. But now I share my workspace and customers were asking for wireless when they sit in the showroom.

So here is what I did.
- I ran the ethernet into the proper connection port on back of switch.
- Ran 3 lines from the switch to 3 computers in the room. (hardwired)
- Used the 4th port on switch to give the wireless router a line for wirless broadcast.
This is perfect for me..... all the connections work fine.

The only problem is that using the Netgear instructions to reach the configuration menus does not work. I think it has something to do with the fact that the router is not using the line directly from the wall..... instead fed from the switch.

I tried to eliminate the switch altogether...... but for some reason when I plug the router directly to the wall all the computers on my network disappeared. I tried Public, Home and Work. But no other machines in our office would appear. This did however allow me to reach the configuration menus on the router.

Is there a way to access the router menus even when its getting a line from the switch?
I just want to be able to configure it on the fly..... instead of having to reconfigure the wiring just to get in to the menus.

Answer:Help with Router and Switch Question Please

sounds like you are running a separate wireless network within the wired network.

Basically, you need to disable DHCP and the router functionality of your wireless router.

Do not plug the cable into the "WAN" port on the wireless.

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which 16 port switch is better between edimax and d-link?

may i know your feedbacks about it 'coz im thinking of purchasing either of the two.

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So, I just bought this 32 port and another 24 port switch for a big lan party i'm having....I managed to hook the two together via their uplink ports, and, well, when I plug my comp into one of the jacks, it says "limited or no connectivity" So, my question is, how would I configure the TCP/IP settings? I know the subnetmask is, and the ip address is 192.168.1.xx, but what about the default gateway and DNS servers? Do I put anything there? At the last LAN party I went to, I had this same problem and someone showed me how to do it, but I forgot Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:n00b switch question

Well first, don't set ANY of that manually. The router should assign you all the IP info. If that's not happening, DHCP is screwed up, or else you have a bad cable or bad port.
If other PCs connected can get dynamic info, so should you, or setting static info won't help.

Try a new cable, and a new port. Make sure your NIC settings are all set to auto, and make sure you don't have firewall software interfering.

Good luck!

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Sorry for the newbie question, but I'm just getting into more networking at work so this should be an easy one. When it comes to 24 Cisco/3com... switches, what is the standard for when to use a crossover and which needs to be an uplink?

Answer:Switch/uplink question

In a typical setup a cross over cable is not used at all. In fact it's possible the uplink port is unused as well, but it's fairly uncommon these days.

Computers would plug into the switch using patch (straight through) cables. Any modem or router would plug into it using the uplink port. Typically speaking you'd also use a patch cable for this connection, although sometimes (older models usually) will require a cross over cable to do this.

On a normal switch today a corss over cable is basicly only going to be needed if you are connecting the switch to another switch.

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Hi, and thanks for taking the time to look over my question.

My father runs two towers through an 'IOGEAR' KVM switch. Both systems are Windows XP Home, SP3.

It appears that the KVM switch might be causing some issues and I thought he should disconnect the switch, re-boot and reconnect it. I did have him look through his Device Manager, but he was unable to locate anything related to the KVM switch.

I thought we might try and uninstall any drivers, then re-boot and have Windows re-install a new one. I don't believe the switch even came with any drivers, and it ran using the Windows drivers from the beginning.

My question is: Can somebody tell me where I would find the drivers within the Device Manager? (Under which category?) I'm guessing that it might be under the Human Interface Devices, but if anybody knows for sure and how I can identify it, that would be great.

Answer:KVM Switch Driver Question

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I have a network I setup for my dad with a a rotuer that runs to a second router to provide intenet to a room in the house that can't get wifi

It stopped working today, So I added a switch to the set up.

Why does it work that the modem to the switch to the router, and not from the modem to the router?

Answer:A router and switch question

Umm, it should work either way as long as your modem is bridge mode and your router is handling the login and if necessary DHCP to the client handoffs.

Why it doesn't, is probably something to do with the above. Subnet difference issue possibly?

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hey guys, im looking to upgrade the networking equipment for this office i work at, and im looking @ the 24 port Gigabit's, as we have about 15-18 computers to hook up to it periodicly...

all i need is 24 port (all 24 as gigabit capable), Unmanaged, Switch. but ive been reading up on Jumbo Packet Frames and how they can be a big performance factor in Gigabit Networks... but shoping @ Da Egg's site i didnt see any of theirt Switches that say anything about it anywhere... we are trying to keep the budget fairly low (i told my boss arround $120-180 for a switch before i realised that those were the dang 2x1000Mb port backplain switches) now that im not being decieved im thinking THIS D-Link is the way i wana go....

but can you all tell me if this switch supports Jumbo Packet Frames? and also give me a "what you think" about this switch?

Answer:Gigabit Switch Question

The only cheap switch to support jumbo frames and 24 port is SMC 8524T. It's going to set you back closer to $400 though, unless prices have gone down a lot recently. Jumbo packets are nice, but you have to run them on your whole network, otherwise it will just slow everything down with fragmentation.

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Ok... So I bought a Compaq computer. It came with windows XP and a product key. But XP is only available on a recovery disc. I HATE my motherboard and was going to change it to an intel 865g chipset board. Now... I won't be able to reinstall my recovery cds over the new mobo right? If I can't, should I purchase a retail or OEM version of windows xp? Thanks.

Answer:XP, mobo switch question....

You already asked this question.

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I am going to host a LAN party soon and am new to the networking scene. I have a Linksys
WRT54GS wireless router which also has four ethernet ports on the back. The LAN would be small, myself and three friends at most, so I am not in need of a switch. Can I just hook up a the computers to the WRT54GS and not use a switch with a crossover cable? I have used the SEARCH FORUM tool and that has gotten me some answers about setting up a network, but am still unclear about actually setting it up the connections. Thanks a lot.

Answer:Quick LAN question about whether a switch is necessary.

The 4 ports on your router is a built-in switch.

So if it's only going to be you and 3 friends, then you'll be fine.

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I am getting ready to wire my whole house with CAT6 and I will be using the 1810 v2 switch for my network. I noticed that this switch is not made for standard rack mounting. How would be mount this on a 19'' server rack?

Answer:Question about HP 1810 v2 switch

8 port or 24 port because the 24 port has ears and racks just fine. The 8 port you'd probably have to get a shelf for.

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Am I going crazy? OK, don't answer that.

I'm on my second week in a new job as a security analyst in a medium sized company. This is my first full-time security position so I have much to learn, but my six years as a server/network admin give me a good start.

So on instructions of my boss, I build a Linux laptop as my tool kit. He specifically wants me to have nmap, nessus, and ethereal (wireshark) on it. No problem (even though I'd never used *nix before).

Now the network is fully switched, so ethereal is only going to be good for seeing broadcast traffic, right? Well I fire up the sniffer and I start capturing 2000+ packets per second! Whoa! I start looking at the packets and I'm seeing way more traffic than I should. Keep in mind that this is my first major use of a sniffer for me, so I'm not sure I'm seeing everything right.

Most of the traffic is labeled MRT protocol (TCP port 50000) all from one server going to another server. It is a data transfer of some sort (I can see customer names in the data stream). Can anyone tell me why I'm seeing this? It has to be a mistake, right? Is it something I should take to the Cisco guy on staff? If it is a valid error, then I want to make sure they know about it, but I would hate to raise a red flag over something that is expected.

To clarify, all of the network devices are switches, not hubs. Plus I have two laptops and only one data port, so I have another switch at... Read more

Answer:Switch config question

Not all traffic is unicast...

If the switch doesn't know the dest MAC, it will flood it out all ports. Some things (like the Windows Network Load Balancer in certain configurations) will spoof their MAC addy, so it never gets learned, and packets to the NLB will always get flooded out all ports unless you teach the switch.

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I have a Motorola SBG6580. It's on one end of the living room, my computer is on the other end. The cable from port 1 on the SBG6580 is connected straight to my desktop (Cat6 cable is run under the baseboard). Port 2 will be for a HTPC, port 3 is for the blu-ray player, port 4 is empty.

Can I take the ethernet cable from the modem/router (port 1) connect it to a switch (Netgear GS105 5-port Gigabit switch) that's on my desk and use the switch to have multiple ports at my desk? Will I need to change any settings in the SBG6580 for this to work?

Answer:quick question about a switch

Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC

I have a Motorola SBG6580. It's on one end of the living room, my computer is on the other end. The cable from port 1 on the SBG6580 is connected straight to my desktop (Cat6 cable is run under the baseboard). Port 2 will be for a HTPC, port 3 is for the blu-ray player, port 4 is empty.

Can I take the ethernet cable from the modem/router (port 1) connect it to a switch (Netgear GS105 5-port Gigabit switch) that's on my desk and use the switch to have multiple ports at my desk? Will I need to change any settings in the SGB6580 for this to work?

Yes that is exactly what switches are made for, no adjustment to the settings is required.

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i've got a Nortel Networks BayStack 450-24T Switch that i've inherited from one of my lan buddies. this switch has a com port in the front of it. i know when i used to play with cisco routers and switches at school we could com into them. how would i do that on this switch? i have a roll over cable with com connectors but what setup do i run in my terminal sever?

Answer:nortel switch question

9600 8-N-1
Flow Control Xon/Xoff

Also, you need a straight through cable with a DB9 connector on both ends, not a rollover cable...

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If I have a broadband connection, a server with gigabyte nic, and I replace my 10/100 switch with a gigabyte one, will I see a noticeable increase in speed through remote desktop or internet throughput?

Answer:Gigabyte Switch Question

None at all. If you have local workstations sharing files you may see an improvement in access speeds locally. The 100mbit connection is far faster than your Internet connection already.

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I understand that this person wants to split his internet connection with his pc and his xbox, but what is the difference between trying to share with a hub versus a switch, what makes the switch better in this situation?, Im curious to know, not try to bash anyone...

Answer:Another hub/switch to a router question

I am giving you your own thread.

You've been around here a bit, please start a new thread for a new problem!

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First of all, before you go and fork out the money for gigabit evaluate if you're even going to see an improvement.

What speed are your hard drives in your servers, and your controller card. Im assuming your servers are some form of SCSI. 160, 320?

Are you serving up anything else other than static webpages? Do you have any big databases that programs pull from? Multimedia?

The reason I ask is because is because most SCSI Ultra 160 drives out there are going to transfer data anywhere from 20MB/Sec to 50MB/Sec. It depends on your particular drive and where that data is on the platter and what (if any) RAID type you're running. I've seen 320 drives than can transfer as fast as 80MB/Sec, but I'm sure there are faster.

100Mb Ethernet=12.5MB/Sec (Theoretical Max)
1000Mb (Gig)Ethernet=125MB/Sec (Theoretical Max)

So dont assume that just by getting GigE you're going to see a massive performance increase hitting your servers. Its going to come down to the hardware on those servers and your access patterns. If you're running old stuff and just serving up 50-100kb websites all day long, you'd probably be better off going with 100mb and perhaps doing Link Aggregation across two links or doing DNS load balancing IF you need it. Your bottleneck here is probably going to be the server, not the network. Having GigE to the servers will however make sure that all the data requests make it to the server (in the case that 100Mb ethernet would be ... Read more

Answer:gigabit switch question...

Originally posted by Boscoh

First of all, before you go and fork out the money for gigabit evaluate if you're even going to see an improvement.

What speed are your hard drives in your servers, and your controller card. Im assuming your servers are some form of SCSI. 160, 320?

Are you serving up anything else other than static webpages? Do you have any big databases that programs pull from? Multimedia?

The reason I ask is because is because most SCSI Ultra 160 drives out there are going to transfer data anywhere from 20MB/Sec to 50MB/Sec. It depends on your particular drive and where that data is on the platter and what (if any) RAID type you're running. I've seen 320 drives than can transfer as fast as 80MB/Sec, but I'm sure there are faster.

100Mb Ethernet=12.5MB/Sec (Theoretical Max)
1000Mb (Gig)Ethernet=125MB/Sec (Theoretical Max)

So dont assume that just by getting GigE you're going to see a massive performance increase hitting your servers. Its going to come down to the hardware on those servers and your access patterns. If you're running old stuff and just serving up 50-100kb websites all day long, you'd probably be better off going with 100mb and perhaps doing Link Aggregation across two links or doing DNS load balancing IF you need it. Your bottleneck here is probably going to be the server, not the network. Having GigE to the servers will however make sure that all the data requests make it to the server (in the case ... Read more

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Hi everyone:

First of all - I am a real novice at networking but am learning fast so feel free to laugh.

I have a question about a networking situation I am doing within my computer lab at my school. (Systems running W98 and 95).

I have a 24-port switch and have my system as well as 21 of my total 24 systems hooked successfully to it (one of the ports in the switch is bad!)

I have three more systems that I'd like to get hooked to the network. How would I go about doing this? Would I need another switch? (Perhaps a simple 4 or 8-port)? If so - how do I connect a switch to a switch?

I'm learning quickly - made my own CAT5 cables last week. That was fun!

Thanks for any advice.

Answer:Networking switch question

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