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Re: Crossover or Straight through cable? Switches handle data based on the MAC address in the data packet. The sending device sends a broadcast message to all devices on the LAN asking for the network hardware address (MAC address) of the LAN’s default router, The router responds with its Is a switch the same as a router?

In the example above we used all of the available ports. Staff Online Now valis Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Internet & Networking > Networking > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Tools (or Administration) section Admin password (or Password): Change the router's password. I will see what more I can learn about it, and will probably spend the weekend experimenting with it all.

Top About | Contact | Advertise | Privacy | Terms Subscribe to SNB's Daily Digest!Enter your email address: ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered Each of the 5 Ghz bands have a peak Wi-Fi speed of 2,167 Mbps and the 2.4 GHz band has a cap of 1,000 Mbps. To continue the earlier analogy, this is like having multiple coffee attendants in the shop, each of whom gives out different cup sizes so that customers can get the exact size

  • The most popular implementation of WPS is via push-button.
  • Cat6 is generally not a good idea...
  • This becomes especially important when working with IP Network security systems due to the large number of devices (NVR & cameras) that need to be connected to the local network.
  • My Zyxel ADSL modem does such things by default as well.
  • i still dont get why that is an advantage.Click to expand...
  • This metaphorical cable is as long as the range of a Wi-Fi signal broadcast by an access point.

AC3200: In April 2014, Broadcom introduced the 5G XStream Wi-Fi chip that allows for a second built-in 5 Ghz band on the three-stream 802.11ac standard, thus ushering in a new type Loading... The cable modem below is pretty simple. Also, a Wi-Fi connection takes place on just one band at a time.

No. Hubs do little more than enable the electrical currents from a computer sending a packet to pass to all other devices connected to it. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... I'll post the info as soon as I can get it.

Prior to that, it was considered a different type of wireless networking. 2016 marked the year when the first 802.11ad router, the TP-Link Talon AD7200, became available. Thank you both, OLW OldLadyWho, Feb 26, 2003 #4 Del Joined: Aug 31, 2001 Messages: 3,452 Hi, If you have a lot of network protocols and such that you don't If you run a Cat6 cable directly from your modem to your router there is nothing to bottleneck you. and we may be able to clue in on why it was being done.

No, create an account now. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/home-networking-explained-part-5-setting-up-a-home-router/ Always use WPA2 if you have the chance to choose it for your environment, since wireless signals can be viewed by anyone using an inexpensive electronic eavesdropping device. It will be transparent to your network, and will give you the ability to connect more computers. Can anyone tell me ways to check the security and efficiency of my network?

But it doesn't have to be if you understand the most common way routers are managed: through the web interface. So the only reason to create such setups is when cabling asks for it.Click to expand... Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd. The other end of the cable goes into a networking device that has a network port.

So much room, so quiet... It's all very confusing to me. In some cases you may have a DSL modem or if you get your internet over coax cable, the same as cable television, you would have a cable modem. Then install a software firewall on each computer and a good antivirus software.

All recent laptops, phones and tablets on the market come with built-in Wi-Fi capability. Note that the total of extra wired clients you can add to a network is equal to the switch's total number of ports minus one. Here's CNET's full review. $229.99 See it More stories Put a shutdown timer on your Windows desktop with this command Don't expect to play Oculus Rift on your Mac anytime soon

Remember your modem/router is the connection between your internal devices and the outside (Internet).

If so, please explain where... But a switch wouldnt work.Click to expand... Also rhino if ur thinking of selling/upgrading ur opty in around 5 weeks let me know . A new router's basic settings Though the design of the web interface is opened varies from one vendor to another, most of them have granular menus.

It might seem like a daunting task to set up a new home router. But what if you want more then 4 devices hard-wired into your network? Five Ways To Measure Network Speed. Here's what's checkmarked in the "Local Area Connection Properties" box on my main computer (I'm pretty sure the same things are listed on the other two computers): Client Service for Netware

There is nothing special that is required to get a switch connected to a router through straight thru cable. To obtain a MAC address for the target system, the sending computer mustbroadcast, the equivalent of shouting out, a message to all devices on the LAN asking the device that has Does it matter which ports I use to connect? The switch automatically learns the MAC address of each device connected to its ports and stores it in a lookup table in the switch.

So much room, so quiet... So you can buy based on price, warranty and brand preference. There is no significant performance difference among unmanaged 10/100 or 10/100/1000 switches in the sizes that most consumers are going to purchase, i.e. 5, 8, 16 and 24 ports. First time ive heard that, cat6 or any cat cable either comes in patch or structured UTP or STP, structured usually has a solid core to stop kinks and sharp bends

Five Ways To Measure Network Speed Top Ranked Routers See More Rankings Support Us! More on wireless networking In wired networking, a connection is established the moment you plug the ends of a network cable into the two respective devices. I did delete the registry entries (that del suggested) from all 3 computers, and it DID speed things up a little more, tho printing from another computer is still kind of Remove from profile Feature on your profile More Like This Retrieving data ...

However, it's the first standard that focuses not only on faster speed but also on Wi-Fi efficiency, especially in crowded air space. http://wiki.wireshark.org/HubReference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packet_sniffer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_LAN http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Bridge http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Building_a_Wireless_Access_Point http://www.uninformed.org/?v=2&a=3&t=pdf Jun 11, 2008 at 10:54 AM #16 Easy Rhino Linux Advocate Joined: Nov 13, 2006 Messages: 14,327 (3.80/day) Thanks Received: 4,262 System Specs System well i dont know if i have seen one. Conversation powered by Livefyre Up Next: WikiLeaks: Here's how the CIA hacks your phones, TVs and PCs How to quickly set up a home router via its Web interface Editor Dong