Access layer redundancy


Can anyone tell me how can i set up a access layer redundancy in cheap cost...If any of my user connecting to my access switch even the switch goes down still the user should get access.


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Daniel SheppardSenior Network Analyst - Core & PerimeterCommented:
100% redundancy is not possible, as a user connected to a switch that goes down would have to physically connect to the other switch.

The exception to this is if you move to a modular switch that has redundant supervisors and multiple modules, then you have the possibility of a module failure only.

For cheap however, you are not going to be able to achieve your goal of 100% redundancy.  My recommendation instead would be to purchase a spare switch and keep that on hand for when there is an issue.  In addition, you can make sure your distribution network and core network is fully redundant.

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