View Full Version : network setup 2

12-02-2003, 07:32 AM
A revised setup (http://sal.neoburn.net/pf1images/agent-netsetup2.jpg)

Will this one work (each computer is on a separate port on the hubs)? Do you use crossover between the hubs and the switch? Would that even work? And can I dump the SmoothWall computer and just use the DNS/DHCP server features on RedHat?

Also, do hubs only support a certain speed, because I don't want one of the hubs only allowing 10MB/s when the switch can take 100MB/s, thereby slowing down all the computers connected to that hub.

13-02-2003, 09:35 AM
If you have Crossover ports on your Hub/Switch then plug 1 end of the cable into the standard port & the other into the X-Over port (Usually the last port on the hub/switch)

Most Switches are sutosensing for 10/100MB so it won't matter. If you have a 10MB hub then that is all you're going to get. It will also only send data out to the Switch at 10MB/s as well. Plug slower PC's/NIC's into the hub & the faster ones into the Switch.

If you want, you can use a crossover cable from the hub to the switch on normal ports.

Make sense?