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Topic # 204949 24-Oct-2016 16:36
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Hi Geekzone,


Can someone answer a quick noobie question please?


Having run out of spare ethernet ports to plug devices into a 'Allied Teledyne AT-FS716 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switch' has been dug up to give the extra 3 intranet/internet connections needed.


The current switch is a 'Micronet SP684D Gigabit Smart Switch' & its plugged into the ISP provided Fritz7490 modem/router which says its getting 50,6 Mbit/s8,2 Mbit/s. A speedtest confirms this with 47,1 Mbit/s down and 7,6 Mbit/s up.


Question: Will plugging the AT-FS716 provide any noticeable reduction in performance for the connected devices?





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  Reply # 1656999 24-Oct-2016 17:06
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Not for any internet based use, no.


Cheers - N



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  Reply # 1657103 24-Oct-2016 21:15
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Thank you F, the connectivity required only facilitates gate & ip cam + ordinary surfing/NAS/tv access.


In all actuality, the connection's ability to get cable/fibre should be investigated (will do that now!)


Cheers very much GZ & F


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  Reply # 1657107 24-Oct-2016 21:25
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my one suggestion would be to keep with the gbit core as much as possible, dont link the switches via the 100mbit and expect to be pumping a ton through end to end




for me, multiport 'routers' are just fancy modems for extra bridging debug ports ;) 

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  Reply # 1657161 25-Oct-2016 05:24
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a 5 port GbE switch is only about $30 anyways

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  Reply # 1658332 26-Oct-2016 16:21
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It's also worth noting that devices such as cameras, TVs, bluray players, etc. may only have 100Mbit connectivity themselves.

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