On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 23:50 +0530, Dinesh Joshi wrote:
On 2/27/06, Arun K. Khan <knura(a)yahoo.com>
I think one can only cascade unmanaged
hubs/switches. The above topology
was causing confusion within the switches, especially the wireless
router (connected to all three switches) as to which port of the two
ports to send the ethernet frame. I think only intelligent hub/switches
can figure out paths for transmission, reserving the others for fail
I think the OPs terminology is a bit confusing as well. Is he using
switches? What kind of switches is he using? or is he using routers?
again what kind? whats the model no? and why is he required to
frequently reboot them?
Agree with your last question about rebooting the router - why?
As for the topology, I understood what the OP was trying to say. This
is what I understood.
====== A (DSL router w/WLAN and 3 wired port switch)
========== B (8 wired port switch)
========== C (8 wired port switch)
========== D (8 port switch)
(1) A - is connected to B, C, and D
(2) B - is connected to C and A as in (1)
(3) C - is connected to D and A as in (1)
(4) D - is connected to B and A as in (1)
The only thing that was not clear to me was whether he is using
intelligent switches or vanilla unmanaged switches. From the little I
read about ethernet topology, I don't think above is kosher and that is
why things were not working.
B, C, and D cascaded with any _one_ of them connected to A is OK. That
way when A is hosed at least the PCs on the LAN can communicate - which
is what the OP finally did IIRC.
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