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Questions tagged [switching]

For questions related to traffic switching and troubleshooting the traffic switching process.

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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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Huawei APs on Alcatel switches? [closed]

I work in Serena Hotel. Here we have a Core switch 9700 on which Huawei Access Controller is connected on Port 2/17. Then we have 2 distribution layer switches 6850 connected on Core switch Port 1/1(...
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Netgear M4300: Is it possible to enable multiple destination ports for mirroring?

I have a Netgear m4300 12x12f. Using the web Console I'm able to use one global port for mirroring traffic from other ports. Is there a way to have different ports mirroring different traffic? I'm ...
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Sending Broadcasting Frames after sending Unicast Frames

Absolute newbie here guys, I was reading the compTIA Network+ guide by Mike Meyers, and a section reads: "The frame propagates down the wire into the central box. The switch sends unicast frames to ...
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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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Flooding vs Unknown Unicast Flooding

Can someone clarify what is the difference between Flooding and Unknown Unicast Flooding? Is it the same thing or it contains different meaning? I'm aware that Flooding happens when a switch ...
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Difference between Giant Frame and Jumbo Frame

Can someone enlighten me the difference between Giant Frame and Jumbo Frame? From what I hear, Giant frame is a frame with the size greater than 1518 Bytes excluding Preamble, Frame Delimiter and ...
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localhost vs local IP address: traffic flow [closed]

Let's say I have a server with IP address 192.168.0.1 that is running a network service (I don't think it is important what kind - let's say a webserver on port 80). If I am on the server itself and ...
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Mac Address Flapping and switches

Is mac address flapping the reason why switches don't exchange switching information just like routers exchange routing information?
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Inter-VLAN Routing Issue

As you can see in below diagram regarding the Inter-VLAN between Server (VLAN 107) with The site in (VLAN 104)actually, we can ping all the inter-VLAN on the site. but we cannot browse some of them ...
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DTP On Trunk Ports [duplicate]

When Statically Configuring a Port As Access, DTP Will Be Automatically Disabled. So Why Is It When Statically Configuring a Port As Trunk, DTP Will Still Be Enabled?
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Is it possible to use FDM and TDM at the same time?

I'm learning about FDM and TDM. And I got the idea that we can use frequency division and time division at the same time, i.e. using TDM for each frequency band. Is it possible? It seems certainly ...
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MAC Address learning process

Does a switch learns hosts mac address in these following scenarios: Switch port configured as access and frames received tagged on different VLAN Switch port configured as trunk and frames received ...
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Spanning tree priority values on port-channel

Group Port-channel Protocol Ports ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Po1(U) LACP Gi0/3(P),Gi0/9(P) 4 Po4(U) LACP ...
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Spanning tree Priority values

show spanning-tree interface gigabitethernet 0/2 Switch default Instance Role State Cost Prio type -------- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- MST00 ...
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Ethernet Protocols (Modbus TCP/IP & Ethernet/IP) can be in the same network and in a ring topology without problems?

Ethernet Protocols (Modbus TCP/IP & Ethernet/IP) can be in the same network and in a ring topology without problems? Please, refer to the attached drawing. What are the equivalent Cisco Switches ...
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Confused between packet switching and circuit switching

I am a bit confused between packet switching and circuit switching usage in telephones. If there is a loss of packet in packet switching or the packets may arrive in different order why is it still ...
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Is FDM and TDM only used in circuit switched networks?

I get the idea that TDM and FDM can be used in circuit switched networks, but what about packet switch ones? Can FDM be used?
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Tracking the packet flow thru a LAN

We are using a private 10.0.0.0/8 network for the management and other local traffic (storage) in our LAN as shown in the symbolic layout here: 10.0.0.1 10.0.0.2 Gateway ...
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What are reasons to configure a Voice VLAN using the Auxillary VLAN feature instead of a Trunk + Native vLAN

Imagine this topology: [PC] ------- [VOIP Phone] ------- [eth0/0 on a Switch] And this configuration on the switch: vlan 22 name DATA vlan 33 name VOICE There are two ways to have both the PC'...
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Network Redundancy with LACP Trunking

I would like to set up a redundant link between two switches. I have four ports available to accomplish this. Scenario A: Switch 1 has ports 1+2 trunked together via LACP. They are plugged into ...
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Networking Questions (Routing and Switching)

I inherited a haphazard network that I'm in the process of cleaning up and modernizing. Here is a synopsis of the current issue: We have a MySQL DB hosted on a Windows 7 PC (solely used to host the ...
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Routing and Switching & network monitoring

hi i am facing problem in juniper switch Model: ex4200-48t ,Junos: 15.1R6.7 . i deploy network monitoring check-MK software. there is showing errors of juniper switch ports and also show in logs file ...
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Two channels between two switches

Is there a way to provide two physically diverse channels between two switches? I'm using two Cisco Catalysis 3560s, and I want to have two separate channels between them, with different access ...
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Cascading a switch interface to another switch

We have a service provider switch which has an interface that we use to connect to other users over. We have been advised by the SP that we can use this interface how we wish (i.e. feed it into a ...
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Configuring multiple subnets with switch connected to single router interface

I have a design like this But I'm receiving a lot of mismatch errors and it doesn't work at all. I tried to ping 10.0.0.1 to no avail. I'm trying to configure the vlans on the switch 1 this way (...
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Posible to connect VLAN switch through dumb switch?

Is it possible to connect a VLAN switch into a dumb switch ? The router will know how to reach network connected by a VLAN through the dumb switch please ? No edge effect ? By example, a schema of ...
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Cross datacenter IP failover/migration

I am trying to wrap my head around this (very) simple issue of IP failover from one physical location to another. I have a few Virtual machines running at Site A where I need to rebuild the NAS. In ...
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Is there a performance difference between a managed an unmanaged network switch?

Is there a tangible difference in speed/latency between a managed and unmanaged network switch?
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Can Multicasting be duplicated by broadcasting on a subnet?

Is there any functional difference between: A) Broadcasting to a range of addresses B) Putting the range of addresses into a subnet and broadcasting to that subnet Would it matter if there was a ...
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from where/how is the figure of 50 m sec protection switching time calculated in case of ERP/ MPLS?

From where or how does the figure of 50 m sec protection switching calculated for MPLS/ ERPS?
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Network ( routing and switching) , security

In my company network i am installing new cisco2811 router but i have problem, my LAN network can not ping and access network. i get point to point internet from ISP. PTP IP is 192.186.86.200/24 and ...
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Understanding IP multicast in linux [closed]

My ultimate goal is to setup IGMP snooping on a linux machine using netfilter hooks. This is for exploratory purposes to understand IGMP protocol. The topology we are using is as follows: | ...
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Cisco router with switch interfaces help

I was wondering if a connection comes in on a Cisco router interface. Can that connection be pointed towards a switch interface if said router has a switching module? I haven't tried it, but I'm ...
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Layer 2 Routing between subnets and VLANS [closed]

I am studying for my Networking exam and from what I have pieced together from other posts on here is this. Please correct me if I'm wrong: Layer 2 switches can only route packets between different ...
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Using IGMP but Multicast still Flooding

Im new here. I want to ask about the multicast, The first case is, I have switch HP 2530 24 port with 24 10/100 and 2 100/1000 NIC, And i have servers with bandwidth video multicast around 120-...
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Help this problem with Dhcp Server with two switches

I will try to explain my problem. I am trying that Switch 1 can give dhcp for pcs but i cannot, in Switch 0 I can give dhcp server in the pcs. sorry for my bad english ROUTER ! version 15.1 no ...
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Advice on potentially needed subnet expansions

I work for a non-profit with some slightly more antiquated hardware. We have 3 locations, about 700 devices across them. Right now our locations are set up as: Location 1 (Main) - /23 with a DHCP ...
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Is forwarding rate important for selecting a collapse core switch in IP camera implementation?

I need to select a core switch that will connect my access switch to an IP surveillance's server. The point is that in my network I'll have 109 IP camera sending real time traffic to the server and I'...
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Network Ten LTE Hubs Into One Network

I'm working through a tricky situation getting a field office set up out in a very rural area. There are ten 12' x 60' trailers being set up (2-3 metres apart from one another), each with varying ...
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Cisco Router 1800 series doesn't route internet

Working on an issue with a 1800 series Cisco Router. Router get's Internet just fine, can ping Google, Microsoft, etc.. Router is connected to a switch, switch connects 2 workstations running Windows ...
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Cellular signal handoff

In a cellular network like T-Mobile, Sprint, etc. if one sector of a tri-sector tower is maxed out and can't accept new calls, will a new call request normally served in that sector be handed off to ...
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Packet vs Circuit switching

I have a 1Mb/s link each user uses 100Kb/s when active. With 10 user active 10% of the time, I can have 10 users in a circuit switched environment. Packet switching with 35 users, probability > 10 ...
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Circuit switching. How is the data rate divided for each circuit in a link for FDM and TDM?

FDM allocates portions of bandwidth to each circuit in the link. According to the Nquist equation, this would propotionally divide the data rate among the circuits. Now with TDM time slots are ...
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End-to-End delay

I’m working through questions from computer networking top down approach and was hoping to get some clarity on the end-to-end delay calculation. At this stage we are not considering processing, ...
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Frame transfer from one switch to another configured with VLANS

Hi, My question is related to the Vlan. And this question would consist of 2 parts. 1)Would Switch 1 know all the devices present in Vlan 2 or Vlan 3, including the ones present in the Switch 2. ...
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Multi Chassis Ether Channel Best Practice

in our topology we have our Data Server(Multi Virtual Servers) and Backup Server exist in two different buildings and the current connection between them as below: Connection explanation: *1st ...
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Why switch has records in mac-table when i just set ip address to the hosts which connected to the switch?

I created a new switch and connected to two hosts in GNS3.Like this: Host1--->LS<---Host2, i think the mac-table in the switch should be empty before i sent data between two hosts. But when i just ...
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SNMP returns strange “bits sent/received” values on a particular port, why?

I have a HP V1910 Switch in my office. I have set up monitoring via SNMP on my local Zabbix server, and everything looks really good on almost all ports (for example, when I use iperf to test ...
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Can we run the Internet on circuit switching?

Generally we use IP and ATM for data communication and can we use circuit switching for data communication ? Can we use circuit switching for Internet ?