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What Is Access Switch and Why Do We Need It?

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The Cisco hierarchical model, also known as the hierarchical internetworking model, is a three-layer model for network design which is widely used in industry. It divides enterprise networks into three layers: core, distribution and access layer. As the lowest level … Continue reading

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Understanding Combo SFP Port on Ethernet Switch

For newcomers who are not familiar with the structure and functionality of Ethernet switch, they are apt to get confused with different ports built in for the different connection. Except for those common ports on SFP switch, such as SFP … Continue reading

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Should I Buy an Ethernet Switch or a Hub?

In most cases, a network switch performs the same as a hub. They are both able to transmit data from one computer to another. For an Ethernet switch, it is sometimes called a hub. In other cases, some people prefer … Continue reading

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TP-Link 8-Port TL-SG1008D Desktop Switch

Ethernet switch usually acts as a hub that connects network devices and segments together while having the intelligence to send data where it needs to go. There are both managed and unmanaged switches. Managed switch as the names implies, can … Continue reading

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How to Understand PoE and PoE+ Switches

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) is the technology that allows network switch such as gigabit switch to transmit power and data through an Ethernet cable at the same time. PoE switch streamlines both of the processes of powering and providing data to the device, … Continue reading

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Guidance on Buying a Data Center Switch

Given the unprecedented development of network technology, switches have been widely used in some large-scale LANs and switch products are becoming increasingly rich. Thousands of enterprises like FS, Cisco, HP and Huawei provide varying level of switch products, such as … Continue reading

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