Router and Switch Configuration

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Router and Switch Configuration 1 Router and Switch Configuration Jason A. Van Sickle Axia College IT 242
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Router and Switch Configuration 2 Router and Switch Configuration Introduction There are several different reasons to use either a switch or router. Many of the reasons are because of the size of the network. In the instance of a home network, there is not a reason to use a switch but a router. If the network belongs to a business then there would be the need for a switch as well as a router. Switch Configuration A switch does essentially what a hub does but more efficiently. By paying attention to the traffic that comes across it, it can "learn" where particular addresses are. For example, if it sees traffic from machine a coming in on port 2, it now knows that machine A is connected to that port and that traffic to machine needs to only be sent to that port and not any of the others. The net result of using a switch over a hub is that most of the network traffic only goes where it needs to rather than to every port. On busy networks, this can make the network significantly faster. In order to simplify the configuration of Spanning Tree on a switch, global settings are configured using what are known as Spanning Tree templates. These templates include settings
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2010 for the course IT242 AAFF0NMEL5 taught by Professor Everitt during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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