Category Archives: Ethernet Switches

Gigabit Ethernet Switch: Is It Needed for Your Home Network?

As one part of the Ethernet family, Gigabit Ethernet is now inexpensive and ubiquitous enough for home networks. Thus many people plan to buy the Gigabit Ethernet switch for upgrading their wired home and small office networks. It is true … Continue reading

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EVPN vs VPLS: What’s the Difference?

EVPN and VPLS are two technologies that provide Ethernet multipoint services over IP/MPLS networks. And as everyone knows, VPLS has been available and widely deployed for many years. EVPN, however, is a new upcoming technology which is considered to be … Continue reading

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VLAN vs Subnet: What Are Their Differences?

VLAN and Subnet are both developed to deal with segmenting or partitioning a portion of the network. And they also share such similarities as restricting broadcast domains or ensuring security through isolation of different sub-networks. However, there are obvious differences … Continue reading

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How to Use A 32 Port Switch for Modern 40G Data Center?

Old network infrastructure of data centers is not capable enough for data centers that should deal with a huge amount of traffic now. So more and more data centers are upgrading from 10G networking to 40G networking by using 40 Gigabit Ethernet … Continue reading

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Recommendations on Fanless 8/12 or 24 Port Gigabit Managed Switch

When will we consider to buy a fanless 8/12 or 24 port Gigabit managed switch? Common situations where we use fanless Gigabit managed switches are for small office connectivity or for home lab upgrading. In these occasions, we pursue the … Continue reading

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