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SubjectRe: don't use cheap switches under some scenarios
Followup to:  <>
By author: Xinwen Fu <>
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> Hi, all,
> I asked before why my linksys workgroup 5-port switch worked like
> a hub
> under heavy traffic (10mb/s) into one socket of the switch. The conclusion
> is that the switch has some problem.
> In fact, for the first 5 minutes, it
> works like a switch and then it works like a hub. The switching table is
> messed up by the intense traffic, we believe. Other cheaper switches
> (netgear fast esthernet switch FS108 ) have the same problem. We use a
> CentreCom FS708, and then the problem is solved. Of course other expensive
> and professional switches should be ok too, we think.

Do you have lots of machines on your network? All switches has a
limit on the number of MACs they can remember.

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