Replacing a switch on the network
Posted on 2009-04-27
I have a network with manual IP allocation. IP allocation is handled by the router as is DNS and other settings. There is then a patch panel, a switch, then the underlying computers plus 1 server.
If I replace the switch, what other parts of the network should I turn off? Also, will the router be affected by the new switch change?
An hour or so later I will replace the old switch back into the network having installed it to a different network with Automatic IP settings.