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- Feb 2005
how many sewitchs are required
i am running my internet cable net
i am asking a question ?
how many switches can i inserted between two computers ?
i am feeling that the computers from for to me has slow speed as compure the near computers
i am runnign squid as proxy
how can i speed up net for those computers that are for from my server ?
i have listen from some sites that four switches are enough and if you will insrese switched then speed will go down
is it true
from what i understand from your question, you are basically asking how many switches you can have in a row?
The distance between switches (using cat5e cable) can not exceed 100m, and the same for switch -> pc connections. But i guess this is more for use at home, so distances will not get greater than that.
Also, if the connection is going to be > 100m, you will need some sort of repeater. Yes, a switch does do this, but signals dont tend to go thru more than 4 or so switches very well due to the switches amplification it performs on the signal.
Of course all this is a guide, not a set rule, but going outside of this guide is highly reccomended AGAINST.
as for the speeding up of the connection, the only thing i can think is that if the squid proxy is running on a slow computer, then it will have trouble handling a lot of concurrent connections."I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
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