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what is the advantage of manageable switch over unmanageable?

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what is the advantage of manageable switch over unmanageable?

sugandhp
Will anyone tell me what are the advantages of manageable switch over unmanageable switch? What all configurations we can do in a manageable switch?
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    gpartridge

    There are many advantages to using a managed switch instead of a non managed switch. These include -
    The ability to troubleshoot issues such as broadcast storms.
    You can configure each port individually. Recently, this helped me where due to cabling a non-managed gigabit switch wouldn't connect to a Gigabit switch. I was able to set the port to 100MB FD instead of auto-negotiate. As the cabling was poor it couldn't run at 1Gb. I wouldn't have been able to do this if the switch was not managed.

    You can setup trunks for uplinks on some switches or use LACP. (Link Agregation Control Protocol).
    Flow control can be set on each port on some switches.
    Spanning Tree Protocol can be used on some switches to automatically shutdown loops and provide redundancy if one uplink fails.

    Managed Switches offer alot more than non-managed switches. They are especially useful for troubleshooting.

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    luhar.leo

    manageable switch work like layer 3 switch (router)& also unmanageable switch .u can use it like a router.

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    gpartridge

    There are many advantages to using a managed switch instead of a non managed switch. These include -
    The ability to troubleshoot issues such as broadcast storms.
    You can configure each port individually. Recently, this helped me where due to cabling a non-managed gigabit switch wouldn't connect to a Gigabit switch. I was able to set the port to 100MB FD instead of auto-negotiate. As the cabling was poor it couldn't run at 1Gb. I wouldn't have been able to do this if the switch was not managed.

    You can setup trunks for uplinks on some switches or use LACP. (Link Agregation Control Protocol).
    Flow control can be set on each port on some switches.
    Spanning Tree Protocol can be used on some switches to automatically shutdown loops and provide redundancy if one uplink fails.

    Managed Switches offer alot more than non-managed switches. They are especially useful for troubleshooting.

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    luhar.leo

    manageable switch work like layer 3 switch (router)& also unmanageable switch .u can use it like a router.