Network beginner, chosing a switch

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by carlosvenegas, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Basically I want more of my pcs in the LAN to have a 100.00 Mbps
    connection instead of 10 Mbps. I know the network cards in the pc can
    handle it. So what should I look for in a switch (any examples) to make
    this possible? I am looking at maybe 20 - 30 pcs to have 100mbps.
    Thanks
     
    carlosvenegas, Jul 26, 2005
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  2. carlosvenegas

    bobb Guest


    What prevents u from purchasing a swith, any switch with 48 100TX
    ports? If u can't find a 48 porter, buy two 24 porters and "stack"
    them.









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    bobb, Jul 26, 2005
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    CJT Guest

    Any 10/100 switch with enough ports ought to work. As the other poster
    said, you can also use multiple switches with "uplink" connections.
    That can be an especially good thing to do if you want to zone your
    connections to save on cabling. If you want to look forward to the
    future, you could get a switch with a/some gigabit port(s).
     
    CJT, Jul 26, 2005
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    carlos Guest

    Thanks people. We've got a few 10 Base T hubs, I take it these only
    power out 10mpbs to each point on the network?

    I'm looking at getting a hp ProCurve switch 2650, which has 48 10/100
    ports. Will it be as easy as plugging the network cables from the hubs
    into this new switch and voila?
     
    carlos, Jul 27, 2005
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  5. carlosvenegas

    bobb Guest

    Yes.

    The second u re-use those 10 Base T hubs, the connecting devices will
    be running on 10mbit. Junk them. U can't even get $10 for them at
    eBay.






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    bobb, Jul 27, 2005
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  6. carlosvenegas

    carlos Guest

    cool thanks, i'll dump them
     
    carlos, Jul 28, 2005
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    Yousuf Khan Guest

    You might want to keep them around in a closet somewhere just in case
    your switch fails one day.

    Yousuf Khan
     
    Yousuf Khan, Jul 30, 2005
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  8. carlosvenegas

    CJT Guest

    Hubs are also useful for debugging, because they make it easier to
    attach another system (in promiscuous mode) as a traffic monitor.
     
    CJT, Jul 30, 2005
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