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#1 MooseRLP


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 05:10 PM

Hello Im building a home and have a question. We are having the home hardwired with cat6 cable to each room. Ive bought a 16port Netgear Switch that the modem will plug into to power the network throughout the house. In 4 rooms I want to add an 4 port Netgear switch to where the TV will be at to add internet for TV, Apple TV, Game System. Will this set up work? Basically the 16 Port Switch will power a 4 port switch in 4 of the rooms.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:42 AM

On some switches, there is an advantage to having devices that exchange a lot of traffic, connected to the same switching module as this usually reduces backplane congestion.

However on most modern Gigabyte switches that are 'managed', they will support maximum non-blocking traffic on all ports so i guess it should work depending on the hardware used.


Ethernet is not my game though, maybe someone has a better solution!

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#3 Allan


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 08:13 AM

It should be just fine.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:10 AM

As long as they are switches, and as long as there is only one connection between each switch, it shouldn't be a problem. You want to avoid creating loops. Depending on how much traffic is going through the 4-port switches, you might see some latency. You're using Cat6 cable -- how fast are the switches?

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