Forum discussion tagged with Switch.
  1. S

    [SOLVED] Security concerns with switch

    Hello, I recently purchased a used Dell PowerConnect 6248 switch for use in LAN parties with my friends (I'm aware it's quite overkill), but I have absolutely zero experience with managed switches or anything network related. I am motivated to learn more about operating and configuring this...
  2. appletatoes

    Question Router, Switch & Modem Issue

    I've been setting up a new home with fresh cabling and am at the final stages of configuring all of the settings for both the router and switch on the network. I'm having a problem where the router says "Your ISP's DHCP does not function properly." I have the modem plugged into port 24 on a 24...
  3. SwiftGift

    Question PCIe Switches for CPU and GPU ?

    I would like to build a system that is able to test different combinations of CPU and GPU hardware without needing to be physically reconfigured. For example, say I have CPU A, and CPU B; and I have GPU X, and GPU Y. I need some type of PCIe switch to connect the devices. This would enable the...
  4. andlex12

    Question Why is my internet speed FASTER through a network switch?

    Why is my internet speed FASTER through a network switch? Test setup #1 Computer -> CAT6 cable -> Xfinity Gateway = 70mbps… Test setup #2 Computer -> CAT6 cable -> Gigabit Switch -> CAT6 cable -> Xfinity Gateway = 95mbps… How is this possible? Same computer, same Xfinity Gateway, same CAT6...
  5. Question All devices disconnecting from ethernet switch

    About 8 months ago, I ran an ethernet cable from my router downstairs to my office upstairs to a TL-SG105 5-port ethernet switch. I then connected to it a desktop, a Lorex security cam system, and a TV receiver box (not sure exactly what to call it, the one that's not a DVR). Here's my current...
  6. S

    Question Internet stops working - switch fault?

    Hello, I have very strange problem in my home network. So i have an ISP modem which is connected to the router. Computer is connected directly into router to port 1. From port 2 i have 10m cable that goes to another side of the room connected to a tplink 5 port switch. On the switch i have TV...
  7. imadarshkmr

    Question Stuck at Obtaining IP Address, Not able to assign an IP address to my access point

    I have 11 router setups configured at my home as it is a multi-floor building. All my secondary routers (10 ) are configured as AP ( DHCP off and Static IP is given to each router ) which are then connected to a single Giga switch and the switch is connected to the main router. I have around...
  8. tburke89

    [SOLVED] Need Help Setting Up Home Network

    So, I am building a home network and have encountered more difficulties than I had planned for. I wanted to have a router dedicated to the computers and phones where there is sensitive data (router A) and a separate network for all of the IoT devices (router B) that we have in the house. I...
  9. catvdr

    Question PSU switch stuck on on. Is that okay?

    I was using the computer the whole day and when I was about to turn it off, I noticed that the switch on the back of my case (for the psu) is stuck on on. I tried flipping it off but it just bounces back to on. It’s stuck. Just wanted to ask how to fix this or if it’s okay to leave it as it is...
  10. TTVBTW

    Question 2 PC’s 2 monitor switch needed.

    Hello, I am looking for a switch that can switch 2 monitors from one pc to the next. I have one that can do one monitor but I’d like one that can do 2 monitors. One of the monitors is 1080p 240hz so it will need to be compatible with that. Thanks in advance!
  11. H

    Question Work Computer wont register ethernet switch when other PC's do?

    Hey guys, I'm fortunate enough to be able to work from home now, and just set up my desktop at home beside my gaming pc. I ran into a problem, ethernet is ran and plugged in, I verified the cable works fine but I can get internet on my work pc. It keeps giving me the error of "Ethernet doesn't...
  12. Y

    Question Switching between two GPUs?

    I've been developing a game for Oculus and need to test out my game on a recommended GPU to ensure stable performance. So it seems I'll be getting a GTX 970 for this purpose, however, I don't want to deal with swapping out my RTX 3070 whenever I want to test the game and whenever I want to game...
  13. Y

    Question My 1Gbps router runs through upstairs wall to basement 10/100 Mbps network switch, I want to change the switch

    Hey everyone. I want to change my network switch because it is throttling my network speeds. Paying for Shaw Fibre+ 1Gbps and getting 100 Mbps on my computer. My computer is in an upstairs bedroom where my internet is on a wired connection on a CAT5E cable plugged into an ethernet wall port...
  14. I

    Question Running ethernet for office

    We currently have a modem/router that is on the lower level of our house. We have 2 offices on the second story, and I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to get direct connection up there. Currently my plan is to run ethernet cables from the modem up to the office and have it connected to a...
  15. G

    [SOLVED] Can i use a switch instead of a router?

    So i just got a 300MB connection from my ISP, and realised that my TL-WR740N only has 100MB ports, so its obviously a bottleneck situation. I was looking to buy the Tp-Link TL-SG108 switch, which has gigabit ports, however from the videos that i saw people usually use this kind of device to...
  16. S

    Question Top Tactile Switch

    So I've been looking at getting a new tactile 60% keyboard. I can't tell what switch would be the best for me. I would prefer one the has a big bump and is still somewhat easy to type on. A popular switch I've seen is kailh pro purple, but I've still seen people saying the bump isn't noticeable...
  17. Barty1884

    Question Replacing dead POE switch today - Options (Ubiquiti/Unifi)

    Hi all, Just looking to get opinions before I run out and buy something today. My US-24-250W died overnight. Completely, no signs of life whatsoever. I have 13 feeds out through the house/garage + CloudKey. 5 of which require POE. Managed to get my non-POE devices connected with two...
  18. S

    [SOLVED] Wired connected is lost when Mac laptop unplugs cable

    Hello! I'm currently having a problem where my wired connect is lost when my colleague unplugs her dongle with ethernet connected. We're currently an iMac, a PC and the MacBook Pro or Air connected to the same switch, TP Link TL-SG105 - both the iMac and the PC loses the wired connection when...
  19. W

    [SOLVED] Powerline adapter speed drop

    Hi, I just got my new internet form telekom. Its supposedly a 2Gb connection over optical cable and the router i got can transmit it over 2 ports 1000/1000. Since the living room is quit tricky to run wires from the router i got myself a powerline adapter ( zyxel pla5456) that should handle the...
  20. P

    [SOLVED] Bypassing Wireless router

    Hey guys, got a question. My ISP upgraded the bandwidth to 250 mbps. Currently my ethernet cable runs through wireless router to provide wi-fi for mobile devices and my pc is connected to router via LAN port on router. The problem is - these LAN ports are 100mbps max bandwidth. I was thinking...
  21. bigbobsmith1968

    [SOLVED] How do I make an RFID scanner to turn on my pc

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, but I was not at all sure where to put this, if it’s possible to move it feel free if it’s the wrong place. Ok, I wanted to make an RFID scanner where I scan a card my pc would turn on, and if it’s possible off, just like when you press the power button...
  22. velocci

    [SOLVED] POE security cameras

    hi all, I want to get security cameras for my home and want to use poe for them and plug them all into my switch. do both the cameras and switch have to be poe or just the cameras?
  23. Vineeth Kiran

    [SOLVED] PSU exploded when i switched 230-115 switch

    My PSU exploded when i switched 230-115 switch, i accidentally switched it the pc was off when that happened. i live in india where we use 240v please tell me if i could have lost other parts rather psu? I use cooler master 600 w Thanks
  24. Y

    [SOLVED] Switching from Intel to AMD CPU and keeping HDD files

    Hello everyone, I want to switch from my current intel i5 7500 to an AMD Ryzen 7 3700x soon. I've already picked out the parts so no problems there. I looked for some info online and basically everyone suggests fresh installing windows to avoid issues. I think I will do this since basically 95%...
  25. J

    [SOLVED] Can I plug a Router into a Switch?

    This is my internet set up so far: I have a router that we plug in to from the shop downstairs. (We live above it) I have run an ethernet cable to a switch which I then run to my TV and Desktop. However a lot of our devices are wireless and the wifi is god awful, even downstairs its hit and...
  26. AndBaggio

    [SOLVED] How do I setup a Netgear DGN1000 as a switch?

    How do I have to setup a Netgeat DGN1000 if I want to use it as a switch? I have another router that I use to access the web and I would like to use my old DGN1000 as a switch connected via ethernet cable. So that I can use the other 3 ports to connect other stuff like a printer, a laptop and...
  27. C

    Question Keyboard Switch

    Some of my keyboard switches does not register sometimes, I already blow it and half press, it would work but would come back again. Can I use a 70% alcohol to clean directly the switches? It's okay to stain my keyboard since its only generic and will buy soon. Thanks!
  28. A

    [SOLVED] Are all 1Gb unmanaged switches similar performance?

    Hi all, I just want another 1Gb switch (hub) for my home network; but I began wondering how much processing the switch does, and whether more expensive switches give better performance? I've never found any performance test results / reviews. I understand there is build quality differences...
  29. Koesherbacon

    [SOLVED] Moving an entire system from one case to another?

    Hi. I'm pretty new to designing and building PCs, but not to upgrading and adding hardware to existing towers and laptops. I've already upgraded and added several components such as a couple fans, two PCI devices, added RAM, replaced HDDs, etc in the tower I'll describe in more detail below...
  30. N

    [SOLVED] WiFi with Network Switch connection??

    Hi All - Thanks in advance for listening to my following question. Im new here please forgive any lack of knowledge. I plan on connecting the following network, could someone please be specific if it is even possible? The main concern I have is the Computer connected to Router via Wifi - Is it...
  31. Zippy the Hippy

    Question why cant my 2 subnets communicate

    i have pc1, and switch in subnet a. i have pc2 in subnet b with router connecting them. pc1 can ping all the way to router including the interface that pc2 is on but cant ping pc2. pc2 cant ping anything. subnet a is a /26 and subnet b is a /28. why cant they see each other? thanks
  32. N

    [SOLVED] Set up

    So many options to choose from. I admit I am a beginner, can you please tell me if this is a good set up. We are renovating our house. TP-Link EAP225-Wall Omada AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Wall-Plate Access Point TP-Link TL-SG1008P 8-Port Gigabit PoE Ethernet Switch (4 PoE Ports, 55 Watt Budget...
  33. v3ggi

    Question Which cases fit a DTX motherboard?

    I have a prebuilt acer predator orion 3000. I want to switch the case, and just move all my components. But I dont know which case that fits my parts. My motherboard is a predator PO3-600, and i dont know which case it fits in. Please answer.
  34. ehvfehvf

    Question My PC suddenly doesn't turn on, help

    I woke up in the morning and tried to turn on my PC but it doesn't turn on, ive tried to unplug the power hold power button for 30seconds plug it in and it doesnt work, ive tried to use my screwdriver on the motherboard to bypass the power button and it still doesnt work, what works is when I...
  35. EddyPC

    Question How much ARGB fans can I connect to SATA power supply output?

    good evening to everyone, I have a cable that has 4 SATA with a single 6 pin output from the power supply. I have 8 ARGB 2300 rpm PWM fans, 1 PWM splitter (SATA power), 1 ARGB splitter (SATA power), HDD (SATA power) and the AIO pump (SATA power). Can I connect everything with that cable...
  36. M

    [SOLVED] Inteno XG6846-R1 switch

    Hi, we just moved in to a new apartment, where we have fiber internet, which goes to a switch first (Inteno XG6846-R1), then from the switch to the router with the normal cable. I supposed to have 250/250 mbps but when I do the the speed test, the results are 95/95. I have never used fiber or...
  37. HBinswanger


    For weekly clones of my internal SATA drive, I use a neat little Startech standalone cloning device. I plug the backup SATA drive into the device's Destination port and remove my internal SATA drive and plug it into the Source port. This works fine but I want to minimize the plugging and...
  38. C

    [SOLVED] What are some used but still good 10Gbs ports switch?

    I'm a newbie to switches and routers. I'm looking for a used but still good 24 ports or more that is 10Gbs per port. I'm thinking about running a NAS for video editing. Any suggestion/recommendation is appreciated.
  39. sha1764

    [SOLVED] Will this configuration work?

    I wanted to know weather this configuration work properly My isp Ethernet cable connected to a switch From that switch 1 port is connected to a wifi router for other device to connect wirelessly Another port from the switch is connected to my primary pc For better understanding a image that...
  40. natiya3

    [SOLVED] Question 10G non-blocking switch for WiFi 11ax communications

    I want to connect a test device to send traffic WiFi 802.11ax so I'm looking for a switch with the following specs: • Switch 10G copper • Wire Speed, non-blocking’ switch • Number of ports: Minimum number of non-blocking ports (I only need 4 ports at the moment) Also, my budget is a bit...