Questions tagged [switch]

For questions about network switches, the term commonly refers to a multi-port network bridge that processes and routes data at the data link layer (layer 2) of the OSI model.

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Collision domain question

I'm studying for my CCENT exam, and not quite sure why the book (official Cisco) says that there are 5 collision domains in this example. Isn't it supposed to be 4? The hub on the left, the hub in the ...
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Why STP has to be disable on Trunk Ports?

I have 5 Switches on a Private Network 10.0.0.0/8 with 8 Vlans. On Access ports is running Rapid STP. On Trunk Ports between Switches should i disable STP or not? I would be very pleased if someone ...
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missing Packet tracer physical Tab

hello I am using packet tracer for a while.I use in my college computer. but recently I installed in my pc. when ever I try to add extra ports in my rouer or switch the physical tab is missing
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Is a “LAN” a layer 2 or a layer 3 concept, in TCP/IP?

I think my question is purely theoretical and a matter of definitions; it derives from the fact that a L2-switch with VLAN capabilities is able to "create" different virtual LANs, and thus I am led to ...
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SNMP object not in the MIB

i'm working on an SNMP app that needs the ptopo MIB object with the object ID of 1.3.6.1.2.1.79 after enabling SNMP v3 on 2 layer 3 switches dell z9100-on brocade slx 9140 and creating a view on ...
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Getting Mulitple Source IP addressess when doing Port Monitoring

I have a Cisco 2960 switch that I'm trying to find which device IP address is connected to each port... My Setup: monitor session 1 source interface gigabitethernet 0/5 monitor session 1 destination ...
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Troubles wiring two network rooms with optical fiber and SFP-enabled switches

I'm in charge of the new network installation in the new office of my company, and I have troubles wiring two network rooms (one for servers and incoming internet and the other one for wiring closets) ...
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Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic with one cable

Hers the topology. L2 switch L3 switch Router There are 2 VLANs. One VLAN ends on the L3 switch 1 VLAN on the router. Here is the question. Can i connect the L3 switch and the router with just 1 ...
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Which path will frames prefer in this setup? [closed]

So I recently installed a long rj45 cable to replace the powerline adapter I was using. I'm keeping the PLA in place as a failover but wanted to know if I will need to swap the connection by hand to ...
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Cisco 2960 not receiving dhcp from the router

I have a problem with Dhcp of some the Vlans. here is how my network is : I have a router ASR1001, which connects 15 switches(2960) as a ring topology. each switch has a subinterface of the router ...
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factory reset without fail nvram

My problem is to reset the NVRAM without fail the flash memory. I try to recover password from NORTEL CORE SWITCH-8310 old model. I try to enter the monitor mode but I fail. PLZ suggest HOW to process ...
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wired 802.1x and mac spoof [closed]

I would like to make a Dos Attack based on EAPOL-Logoff frames on a 802.1x wired Network. My lab: One 802.1x switch One authenticated client with MAC "A" attached to port 1 One NOT-auth. client (...
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How to ping router from L3 switch

I am stuck in that that switch can't ping router and router can't ping switch. How to fix that ? I tried so much variants but them didn't help me Actually router must do static routing, that i am ...
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Dell N-Series SNMP, Mac address table

I have already tried this: Using SNMP to retrieve the ARP and mac-address tables from a switch and various other approaches. I'm trying to do a walk on my Dell N2048P to retrieve all active mac-...
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How can we identify layer two device in a network or what are those device effects on a frame

This is sample of a traceroute to google.com: TraceRoute from Network-Tools.com to 216.58.194.46 [google.com] Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name 1 0 0 0 ...
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Switch updating - Cisco Prime

I'm tasked with mass updating of our Cisco switches via Cisco Prime. Is it possible for the update to fail? Can the switch 'hang' in reboot loop? What if I tell Cisco prime to backup running image? ...
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Cisco Switch 3500 Default settings

I need to erase all the settings on our old Cisco switches. I have already logged into (enable-mode after password reset). Now I'm not sure what exactly I need to erase in the (dir) I noticed there is ...
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Nortel L4 Switch 3408, Backup configuration to files

I need a solution for backup the "cfg & info dump" to files. To do this, there is a few information to be convinced that [/cfg/ptcfg command] include the [/info/dump]. So, do I just need to /cfg/...
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Internet speed across access points

Hi I work for a small plant nursery that is split into two parts by a street. The main side of the nursery has the majority of the green houses. There is a main switch in the office and from there we ...
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What are neighboring ports?

I know this is as basic as it gets but I can't find a direct answer to this question. Are they ports on two different switches (or routers) that are connected by a cable? Are they the ports ...
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Cascading Switches. Will it affect performance?

I am really new to large scale networking and all I know is the basics. I will be doing a network for a huge workspace consisting of multiple offices. There will be a total of 308 Clients, with at ...
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Privileged Identity Management for switch users' account

Is it possible to create an account in the switch for managing switch users' accounts such like changing password but may not allow to change specific administrator user. Can it be set on lower ...
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How to Reset AlliedTelesis GS950 Websmart hardware

The switch described above had a management IP address configured. Unfortunately, the IP address of the switch was lost and the management cannot be accessed anymore. Is there a hardware reset on this ...
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How can I filter the exact interface in huawei switch?

How can I filter the exact interface in huawei switch? you see when I use the include GigabitEthernet0/0/1 to filter, there will get many GigabitEthernet0/0/1* interfaces: <Z178A>dis ...
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Is it possible to limit a IP's traffic in gateway Juniper switch?

In my gateway Juniper Switch: ... irb { unit 0 { family inet; } unit 2 { family inet { address 10.10.10.254/24; } } unit 9 { family ...
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Which MAC should be used: device MAC or Interface MAC?

My L3 switch has ~30 interfaces. If you look at the output below there are two MAC addresses showing in the results of the show interface command. The hardware address is the same for all interfaces. ...
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How can a IP under a VLAN communicate other VLAN's IP?

I have a network topology as below: I want to use the Server0 to manage(communicate) to 10.10.10.1-3. you know the 10.10.10.1-3 are vlan100's SVI. there have vlan 100 and vlan 501. IP programme: ...
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ARP behaviors between hosts connected via switches

In a scenario like the following, where different hosts are connected via switches only, I'm not sure how the ARP packets will look like when A wants to send an IP packet to B. I assumed all the ...
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Cisco nexus vpc spanning-tree port type trunk question

I have very strange scenario here which you can see in diagram. SW1/2 is Cisco nexus 3064PQ switch configured in vPC and those switch connected to SW3/4 ( HP 6120XG ) switches on HP c7000 blade ...
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Why write a static route, it can communicative to each other in my scene?

I have a network topology like below: In Switch0, Switch1 and Switch2, I added the a SVI. However, it is not possible to reach from one SVI the other ones. Now, if I write the following static route ...
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Find all switch between firewall and PC [duplicate]

I would like to know how I can determine on which switch a workstation is connected. For example, I have a 4 switch but I don't know on which switch my computer is connected. How do I get this ...
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Question about Ubiquiti Edgemax switch syntax and VLANs

I've been beating myself over the head with a keyboard trying to figure this out. I'm used to switchport syntax on Adtran and Cisco switches, but I've got this situation with a Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 48 ...
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SonicWALL TZ215 : 2 LAN interfaces and 1 WAN

Here is network schema: 192.168.2.200 - Switch layer 2 ---| |--X0 LAN 192.168.2.254 |---Switch layer 3 ---| 10.50.40.40 --- Swtich layer 2 ---| ...
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1 switch handling several servers or several switches handling a server each?

Which of those two approaches are better for a more stable network? I was thinking 1 switch handling several servers so that other switches are able to handle other devices such as a desktop PC or ...
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Why Korenix Switches hang up SSH so often? [closed]

Does anybody know, why Korenix Switches hang up SSH so often? And then, you have to restart the switch each time, that happen. On HP Switch there is no problem with that SSH. If anyone has any ...
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SG3xx Password Reset/Recovery

Trying to reset a password for a number of switches I have. Didn't save the text file I had jotted it down in....of course. Connected via serial, but cannot seem to locate any concise info on ...
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Difference between Linux Bridge and Open vSwitch

What are the most significant differences between how a Linux bridge and an Open vSwitch work?
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Same Vlan Name / ID on different switches network subnet same or different?

I have several switches (some on same floor and another on other floors) all connected to core layer 3 switches through trunk links. One of the vlan id / name is repeated along the switches. May I ...
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is it ideal for a network that abandon the use of L2 switch?

I'm thinking about minimizing network hardware while optimizing network topology for company. If a company has unlimited(or very high) budget to build an ideal network for internal use(traditional ...
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Cisco nexus 9396PX TX output discard on 40G interface without link congestion

We have cisco nexus 9396PX with N9K-M12PQ module (12x40G Interface), We have 8x10G L3 LACP bonded connectivity with our ISP and so far so good no issue at all. but recently we migrated that LACP LAg ...
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Cisco 3750X Power Cable

I received a Cisco 3750X the other day. I went to go plug it in for testing and found that the standard three prong female power connector is no longer compatible with the power supply. Cisco has ...
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Switch cannot ping server

My switch won't ping my server. Both are directly connected with each other, and are in vlan 666. When I initiate a ping from my switch to my server, the switch sends ARP requests. Then the server ...
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STP blocking port selection

I want to make sure I'm understanding how this works. Specifically the term "Sending Port ID" has me very confused. Consider this diagram, I want to make sure I have root port selection figured out: ...
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What's the `line protocol` and `Link`?

When I show a switch interface information, there are line protocol and Link: Switch-A(config-if)# show interface gigabitethernet 0/3 Gi0/3 up, line protocol is up (connected) Bridge Port Type: ...
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Do unmanaged switches honour QoS priorities set by managed switches?

Details about the devices We have a 24 port NETGEAR managed POE switch that has QoS capabilities. We also have the following unmanaged switches, 24 port Cisco POE, 48 port Cisco, 48 port NETGEAR, ...
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Firmware Compatibility with 15.x IOS versions

I have a Cisco switch stack with both PoE and non-PoE switches as members. Is there any compatibility issues with the firmware version 15.0.2-SE11 between the following devices? 1x Cisco WS-C3750G-...
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OSPF increase bandwidth with load-balancing

This is my current setup where i have 40Gbps links between all 4 switches running OSPF using L3 links between them but now i want to double my bandwidth between switches so i am planning to add (...
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Why would a switch ever send an ARP request for a MAC address when it can just wait for the first packet to be received from a device?

I've been reading 'Windows Networking Fundamentals' and in that book it says that a switch can learn what MAC address is associated with a particular port when the connected device makes its first ...
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Is there a MTBF related to port linking?

During a firmware upgrade, I've noticed one problem: An equipment keeps linking/unlinking on a specific port of a PowerConnect 3548(stp portfast, switchport access mode). I've contacted the local ...
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Disable STP and force port state on a Avaya 4950 switch port

I know how to connect a switch on a router Avaya VSP 7200 by disabling STP with the command : no spanning-tree mstp force-port-state enable but how to force port state on a switch Avaya 4950? ...