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How do i hook up a gigabit switch a router and a 10/100 switch ?

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February 12, 2012 12:57:58 AM

i hav my network as follows..............cable modem then a d-link 5 port 10/100/1000 desktop switch......then a linksys wrt54g wireless router then a linksys 5 portnetwork hub. how do i connect these together in the correct order to acheive the max speed on my 2 wired pc's and my x-box 360? the way i got them hooked up now is.....cable modem then a d-link 5 port 10/100/1000 desktop switch......then a linksys wrt54g wireless router then a linksys 5 portnetwork hub. any suggestions?
February 12, 2012 2:24:11 AM

what in the world?

okay, our cable company has a cable modem, the d-link router attaches to that via a cat 6/7 line...the d-link is the router the pc's and devices connect to.


Switches and hubs are generally slower. You should try to get a single router that can do what you need.

The two routers are gonna fight with each other if you just attache them at each end. Unless they automatically detect each other...Or you set one up as a repeater...basically a switch.

You have 4 ethernet ports at router A.
And another 4 at point B Going to 3 devices...

All of which can use the wifi supplied by both routers?

Run a line from port 1 router A - dlink to source port at router B- linksys...setup router B as a repeater using A's mac addy, because that connects to the isp.

This doubles the availability of wifi,Or adds wifi if the dlink doesnt have that. And puts 3-4 ports you can use at each end.

If you plan to lan party with xbox's or pc's or both...keep the hub near the devices with access directly to the router. You can then share from there.

switches and hubs can also hook up devices to each other. And share internet. It is also better to use it, In cases that would prevent having to run longer wires back to a router( the d-link and linksys)...Instead you run a shorter wire from xbox / pc2 to switch to pc1 with shared internet.

I'm not sure why you have a 5 port hub?

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March 2, 2013 6:36:23 PM

Hi I have today added a gigabit switch to my network, I assume I have done everything correctly but am not getting any speed increase when transferring files (in fact it has dropped a little)

I have the modem/router connected to the Gigabit switch and the switch is connected to my server and a PC. Slight complication is I use 200mb homeplugs to connect from the switch to the PC, the server is connected straight to the switch and the ethernet cables may not be cat6.

I realise the homeplugs might cause a bottleneck but I did expect an increase. Does my setup look flawed in anyway?
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