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dear friends 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 ...
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    how many sewitchs are required


    dear friends
    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

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    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.
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