adding another network switch..

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by GoNz0, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    ok this is way over my head, i have zero networking exp..

    hopefully someone can understand this email i just got !

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. LeeJend

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    assuming they don't have 2 routers -- there is usually an uplink port (expansion) for connecting swtches in series. plug the second switch into the original switch's uplink port. that should be it. yuo can string up to 64, 128 256 ports together depending on th switch.

    if 2 routers you have to disable routing in the new one.e
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Usually the uplink is the last port on the router/switch. If there is a seperate uplink port, it usually requires that you don't use the port next to it. E.g.

    [1][2][3][4][5]-

    Means that you can either use port [5] or the uplink port, but not both.

    The condition you descrbe sounds like the other network device is a HUB and not a switch. Hubs send out lots of garbage traffic.
     
  4. GoNz0

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    emailed those back, will let you know thanks :)
     
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    FS728TS, FS752TS, and FS752TPS Smart Switches: Common Questions


    How many switches can be stacked?
    A stack has up to six FS700TS series ( FS728TS or TS752TS or FS752TPS ) switches, with a maximum of 192 fast Ethernet ports. For example, if all the switches were FS728TS, the stacks could have a maximum of 6 units ( 6 * 24 = 144 ). If all the switches were FS752TS, the stack could have a maximum of 4 units ( 4 * 48 = 192 ). Note that other NETGEAR switches cannot be used in the stack.

    Sounds like the add on is not compatible.
     
  6. Winston

    Winston OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Lo Chaps.

    Its my Switches thats in this thread, rather than me pester Gonz
    any more, we thought it best i get on here and explain!

    G thanks for your help son, much appri!

    Love you's!

    Winnnie
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    find out about 1:30pm then when the reboots booked ?
     
  8. Winston

    Winston OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Will do buddy, im going to turn off the stacking and that will
    make the two ports (51 and 52) into normal data or uplink ports.
    I will leave the extra switch in port 51 and suck it and see!

    Heres to having big balls!

    *gulp*

    Winston
     
  9. Winston

    Winston OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Is Trunking the same as Stacking?

    Winnie