Switch

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Vendor: Greenstar Technical

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A switch is used to connect devices together on a computer network which is called a Local Area Network (LAN). They vary in size from 4 ports to 24 and may include fiber interconnect ports. Network traffic speeds vary from 10, 100 and 1000 (Gigabit). Higher speeds are available with 10GbE but are not widely available currently and is prohibitively expensive for most equipment.

Depending on the size of your network you might have multiple switches interconnected. For example if you have your router, a server, 20 pcs, 5 printers and a wireless access point you’d need 28 ports on your switches. By interconnecting a 24 port switch and a 16 port switch that would leave you with 10 open ports for future expansion. If you did the math the 2 missing is from the interconnect cable between the two switches.