Upgrading from hub to switch. Any tips?

  • Hades
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm shortly gonna upgrade the office, 16-port Hub to a 24-port Switch.

I don't know much on networking, other then connecting a comp to a network.

It should arrive shortly, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips. Like, there is no uplink slot on the switch like there is on the hub, do I have to remake the paths in the computers to acces the network?

thanks :?
  • bigcheeez
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Depending on what models you have it should be a fairly simple swap. A lot of newer switches have auto-sensing ports that will automatically know whether a cable is crossover or straight-through.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "remake paths," but you probably won't have to do it.
  • Hades
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks man. But it seems that I convinced my boss, to change the whole server. So I'm going shopping. :lol:

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