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Re: DGS-3024 Gigabit-Ethernet Switch
Open a web browser an put the IP address of your switch in the addresse bar. Once in the web interface, open the Monitoring folder and then click the Port Utilization link. The switch is actually creating graphics of each port utilization.
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I also have the DGS-1008D 8-port switch and it connects fine at gigabit
speeds between my 5 PC's - I would check the cabling again, as mine was
plug and play. As soon as it was hooked up and switched on, I got the
green light for the gigabit connection - my 100mb router (also D-Link)
connects with an orange light, as it cannot achieve gigabit speed.
Hi there and thanx for the reply.
I have connected PC's with the gigabit cards to the point where the one
machine connects at 1Gig. All machines connect at 1 Gig at that specific
point. So it is either the cables itself or the connection in the jack itself problem
The DGS-1008D is a gigabit switch and not a router. It does not have a DHCP server as it will simply pass traffic between all the devices connected to it. It is meant to be connected to a DHCP server (router).
A switch does essentially what a hub does but more efficiently. By paying attention to the traffic that comes across it, it can "learn" where particular addresses are. For example, if it sees traffic from machine A coming in on port 2, it now knows that machine A is connected to that port and that traffic to machine A needs to only be sent to that port and not any of the others. The net result of using a switch over a hub is that most of the network traffic only goes where it needs to rather than to every port. On busy networks this can make the network significantly faster.