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Re: putty go slow




Oh, I should have mentioned that the switches I use are 10/100 megabit, not 
gigabit.  

(I'm not sure, but the switch built into my Edge Router might be Gigabit, but 
that device was closer to $50 (on sale, I'm fairly sure, although I bought it 
at a time when I was having problems with my LAN, so may have paid closer to 
list price).)

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:18:23 AM rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 06:00:01 AM Peter Wiersig wrote:
> > mick crane <mick.crane@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > > It's got "8 port switch" printed on it but if there is network activity
> > > all the lights seem to flash.
> > 
> > Ok, that simple you can't distinguish between hubs and switches:
> > If you connect a new device to your network, the switch has still to ask
> > for IP->MAC resolutions on unknown IPs, and broadcast packets need to be
> > transmitted on all ports.  But a file transfer for say a linux
> > distribution ISO should only be flickering 2 LEDs.
> > 
> > I found that there is a price point below which the device is no true
> > switch anymore and should be replaced.  Over here it's 50 EUR or so,
> > for your quoted 8 ports.  Correction: Probably lower at 35 EUR. Mazbe I
> > had more ports with that other price point.
> 
> Maybe, but I've bought things that I think are (5-port) switches
> (advertised as such) for in the range of $10 in various sales or on ebay,
> and so far, have no reason to doubt them.
> 
> I guess I'll have to really test in the near future.
> 
> Ok, just did a simple test -- on a 5-port switch, with 5 devices plugged
> in, one powered off:
>    * solid green lights on 4 ports (when no traffic) indicate the 4 devices
> that are powered up
>    * flashing green lights on 2 ports when data  being transferred
> 
> I believe it is a switch -- will check the other switch in service ...
> 
> Ok, same thing.