Solved

replacing network switch

Posted on 2010-09-21
2
253 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hello,

We are having some networking problems and think it may be our Gigabit network switch going bad.  We were looking to replace it for testing.  My question is would we lose anything by linking two 16 port switches together compared to just using one 24 or 26 port switch?
0
Comment
Question by:travilocity
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
HunterPine earned 125 total points
ID: 33727284
Yes, you would. The connection between two 16-port switches would only be 1gigabit, so all communications between switches is limited to that 1gigabit connection.

If everything is on a single switch, you can have multiple gigabit of data traversing multiple ports at once, you're not sharing that single gigabit uplink.

On a network this size, you're probably not transferring that much data on a regular basis, however. I suspect no one would notice the difference in performance unless they're doing massive amounts of file transfers or high res video streaming, editing, etc.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:travilocity
ID: 33727455
Thanks for the advice
0

Featured Post

IoT Devices - Fast, Cheap or Secure…Pick Two

The IoT market is growing at a rapid pace and manufacturers are under pressure to quickly provide new products. Can you be sure that your devices do what they're supposed to do, while still being secure?

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Managing 24/7 IT Operations is a hands-on job and indeed a difficult one. Over the years I have found some simple tips and techniques to increase the efficiency of the overall operations. The core concept has always been on continuous improvement; a…
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question