replacing network switch


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?
Who is Participating?
HunterPineConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
travilocityAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.