Questions tagged [switch]

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USB Switch for sensitive peripherals?

So I'm looking to share my camera/microphone between a PC and a Mac. In particular, I'm using Logitech C922 and an XLR microphone connected to Focusrite Scarlet Solo 3rd gen, using a Cloudlifter CL-1, ...
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USB switch for monitors

I have a notebook PC with 2 micro-USB Type C ports and no other video output, and a PC with DVI and HDMI. I have two other monitors, both of them have HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports, and if I recall ...
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Small (flat) touch display for wall mount

I am looking for a small display which is programmable and can be placed in a brick wall. On the wall now is a makeshift display (with a CAN outlet and a powersupply). The display can be located in ...
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5V 2 channel relay for <50V [closed]

I am searching for a power relay to switch between two 24V power supplies. Currently I use two separate 5V relays switched on from the same digital output. something like this I looked in RS and ...
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What type of Network Switch+Router to buy for small (less than 15) computers and printers

I want to upgrade our dlink switch and router to a new system because we are moving to a new office. Security, reliability, remote access friendly (I'd rather be manageable and controllable.), and if ...
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Looking for a network switch with multi network management capabilities, load balancing and web management

This is my first post in this forum, I posted this in another stackexchange forum and was redirected here. I am looking for a network switch that provides a few features: 1 - Manage multiple network ...
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Any A/B switch to use a Dell docking station in two computers? Or any other solution?

I have a Dell D6000 docking station that provide me access to all my devices, including power to my laptop, I want to have the ability to switch the docking station to a second laptop without the need ...
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16-port 19" rackmount PoE Switch with low noise

I'm looking for a switch with at least 12-16 ports, Gigabit that supports Power over Ethernet on at least 4 of it's ports that can be rack-mounted (19") and it ideally is fanless or has very low noise....
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How to create and collect backups remotely from switches

I need to create and collect switches backups remotely every day. Are there any ways of doing this instead of using program languages, such as python and etc.?
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Should I Buy A Chromebook just for Google Docs and Google Suite

I am a high school student. My school uses the Google Suite and we work most of the time on Google Docs and Google Classroom. However, I own a Windows PC. It is a 4GB RAM, Intel Skylake i3, SSD PC. ...
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Connect a switch to my PC for a buzzer type of app

I want to write an app that assesses your reflexes. Basically it makes a sound you have to punch a target and the programme tells you your reaction time. I am not sure what to use for the target part. ...
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How to switch peripherals from desktop and notebook?

I’m about to have a laptop computer and I’m trying to decide the best way to switch my peripherals from it to my desktop computer and back. The plan is to have the desktop as a gaming station with ...
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WiFi equipment for Gigabit link

quI'm trying to setup a gigabits wifi: - around 20+ clients, but around 4 require a actual gigabit links. - Clients are in a 15meter range 49 (feet?) I was dealing with a non-pro configuration at the ...
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Unmanaged vs managed network switch? [closed]

I am upgrading an 8 port, unmanaged network switch (3com 3CGSU08) for a lab because I need more ports and 10 Gbe connections. I am not a networking engineer by profession and this is the first time I ...
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Decently priced 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches?

Are there any decently priced 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches? Any 5-port ones under $100? I'm mostly asking out of curiosity, so this isn't an XY problem.
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Cheap and flexible switch with MACSec / NIC with MACSec support

I am looking for MACSec hardware for an academic project (layer 2 encryption). The main requirements are simplicity and a flexible key exchange configuration (however, it is not yet specified how the ...
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Networking hardware that allows configuration of IP for each port

I regularly need to test our hardware products. Usually that consists of having ~50 devices sitting on a bench for some time from 1 day to 14 days. Often we have a wifi connection to the device, so we ...
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Low Latency Packet Capture

I am looking for a solution for capturing live data (TCP and broadcast/multicast over UDP) with little latency impact (e.g. < 50 nanosecond) with timestamping in nano or in some stable clock cycle (...
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I need a POE switch that can supply four 32w cameras + one 12w camera

I'm digging my way through all the brands and models trying to find a (preferably unmanaged) POE switch that will let me plug in four 32w IP cameras + one 12w IP camera. Any recommendations? Thanks ...
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USB Type C Y-cable or KVM Switch to connect two sources to a HUB

I have got a display with an integrated USB type C hub. The keyboard and mouse are plugged into the monitor and the display is interconnected via USB type C to provide video signal, power and the USB ...
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Hardened (extended temperature range) router

I'm looking for a 4 - 6 port (2-3 might work) router that has an extended temperature range to say -40 degrees F/C (-20 F would likely be fine) that is cost effective. Most I have seen is in the $600 ...
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True USB 3.0 crossover switch

I’m looking for a TRUE usb 3.0 crossover switch.. I know there are peripheral switches which take 1 input and share peripherals on the other side. What I’m looking for is a path selector where I have ...
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8 port managed switch with good ACL capability?

I'm trying to find an 8 port managed switch with good scope for defining ACLs. Beyond that, the spec is fairly well defined so it's mostly down to "who makes this spec cheapest and not abysmal quality"...
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Connecting a Laptop and Desktop to 3 monitors

I have a laptop that has an HDMI input (just 1). I also have a desktop which has 3 DP and 1 HDMI. Currently, I'm using converters from DP to HDMI as my monitors have problems with DP for some reason. ...
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Ethernet switch with ports at the front and back

I am looking for a switch which has at least one port at the back and some 4-5 ports at the front. Most switches I found either had all ports in the back, with leds on the front. The other ones had ...
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IT Networking: Tiny managed 2-port network switch?

Is there such a thing as a fully managed mini 2-port network switch? I would like to move printers to a dedicated and isolated VLAN, but most of the printers don't have built-in VLAN support, and ...
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Secure switch for network monitorring

I'm looking for a switch with port mirroring function and write protection function for his flash memory, so that no malicious code can be stored at the chipset or other connected machines can change ...
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16 ports rackable gigabit switch(es) for 10 inches wall mounting cabinet: does it even exist?

I've recently acquired a Digitus DN-10-05U-1 (10" wide compact rack) to setup my home's network. Now I'd like to rack some proper 16 ports gigabit switch in there, but I'm really having a hard time ...
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Recommendation for switch with 4 or more 10GbE SFP+ ports

Things are moving fast in the 10G market. I'm looking for a cheap switch (almost any kind of switch, probably all 10G will be managed to some extent) with at least 4 and ideally 8 ports capable of ...
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Gigabit Switch for Home LAN

I use an Apple TimeCapsule (2011) as my home LAN router. I've run out of free Ethernet ports on the TimeCapsule, so I need to extend the network; probably using a Gigabit switch. From the ...
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Device Sharing over USB with remote, programmatic control (not a button)

A friend and I are working on remote machines (i.e. a thousand miles away). They need to share a USB device, and there are many wonderful solutions for this such as https://www.amazon.com/Kensington-...
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Are there switches with a direct connection between two ports when the power is off?

Are there switches which have a direct connection between two ports (e.g. port 1 and 2) when the power is not plugged in? I would like those two ports linked as if there was a direct connection with a ...
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Switch SFP+, 16 100/1000Mb Ports, SNMP support, active cooling

I am searching for a Switch with at least 1 SFP+ and 16 100/1000Mbit Ports, Jumbo Frames with at least 9216Bytes and SNMP support. I used a DGS 1510 Series Switch from D-Link until now, but the SNMP ...
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WLAN router for 802.1X (RADIUS) testing

We're developing devices that shall support 802.1X authentication. For testing purposes, we need to connect a few of them to a switch / router. We need "usual" WLAN (802.11b/g/n) 7 100 MBit ...
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Managed (“Smart”) switch with port status

I am looking for a managed switch, which can show the current status of the ports (Up/down, speed, duplex if possible). If it's possible < 50 € and 8 ports would be ideal. Preferably, but not ...
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USB switch for one device connected to two systems

I am looking for a USB Switch which allows one device like a keyboard to be connected to 2 systems such as a PC and Laptop and with a button or something you can switch between which system the USB is ...
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10GB Ethernet switch for iSCSI for under $3000?

Our network vendor is telling us to upgrade our iSCSI SAN to 10GB. We are game. But the network switches alone are $4500 each (or more), and we need 2! (He sells Dell gear.) Are there reliable ...
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HDMI switches - how are they supposed to work? [closed]

I have never used any HDMI switch before, so my knowledge about them is zero. Now I have one and I am wondering if its behaviour is normal. I have a beamer for the output signal, a Wii U as first ...
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Switch with WLAN?

I've looked quite a bit through my local electronics stores but nobody could help me there and I couldn't find what I was looking for, so I'm asking this here. I'm looking for a "router", supporting ...