Multiple switches - connection



  • For connecting multiple switches (3 in this case), if your router has Gigabit LAN, is it best to to have a cord from 3 different ports on the router to each switch or to have the router go into 1 switch and then daisy chain the switches... or... does it really matter?


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    @ccwtech said in Multiple switches - connection:

    For connecting multiple switches (3 in this case), if your router has Gigabit LAN, is it best to to have a cord from 3 different ports on the router to each switch or to have the router go into 1 switch and then daisy chain the switches... or... does it really matter?

    Does your router have a switch built in? I hate that.

    If it does, then sure each switch can go to a different port. But you will be limited on switch to switch traffic by the back pane of a shitty router instead of the back pane of a quality switch.

    What you want is to trunk multple ports together on each switch and put it all together in a LAG.



  • @ccwtech said in Multiple switches - connection:

    For connecting multiple switches (3 in this case), if your router has Gigabit LAN, is it best to to have a cord from 3 different ports on the router to each switch or to have the router go into 1 switch and then daisy chain the switches... or... does it really matter?

    I hate to do that on a Sonicwall or most EdgeRouters when the server is one switch and then a computer on another, the whole traffic goes through the firewall and creates some slow downs at times.



  • Daisy chain it is. Thanks.


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    @ccwtech said in Multiple switches - connection:

    For connecting multiple switches (3 in this case), if your router has Gigabit LAN, is it best to to have a cord from 3 different ports on the router to each switch or to have the router go into 1 switch and then daisy chain the switches... or... does it really matter?

    Neither. Router to Switch at the hub, then spoke other switches.


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    @scottalanmiller said in Multiple switches - connection:

    @ccwtech said in Multiple switches - connection:

    For connecting multiple switches (3 in this case), if your router has Gigabit LAN, is it best to to have a cord from 3 different ports on the router to each switch or to have the router go into 1 switch and then daisy chain the switches... or... does it really matter?

    Neither. Router to Switch at the hub, then spoke other switches.

    Correct. that is what I said, in a slightly more technical way.