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Stupid question on switches

By inmedia48 ·
I think I know the answer already but would like some feedback.
I have a client with a network of about 35 workstaions in a single domain one physical location.
The network has three Netgear switches(two FS116's and one FS108)that are linked togeather in a series (port 16 on switch one connected to port 1 on switch 2; port 8 on switch 2 connected to port 1 on switch 3). There are NO stacking ports on any of the switches.
This is all wrong! Right? Any traffic on the network sets the lights a flashing.

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Okay. There's a lot of good advice here. The switches are fine to use. And yes, crossover cables running from ethernet port to ethernet port sounds like what you need to do.

But, your current configuration is gonna suck for network bandwidth, as stated above. I don't know anything about the network needs, but based on number of workstations, here is what I'd do:

1. Put in another switch to act as the "home" switch. Plug any network server or printer into it.

2.Connect each of the otherswitches directly to the "home" switch.

3. If you have DSL you are running, use a crossover to connect from the router hub to the "home" switch"

You utilize full port bandwidth for each network segment, and each segment can get to the printer,dsl, or server quickly.

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Rob

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