Invite a switch to your network!


Do you know how you can use a switch in your home/business network? If you haven’t thought about it so far, it’s about time you learned about the possibilities of this device! In this article, I will introduce you to the world of network switches and explain what they do.

Would you like to delve more deeply into the subject? Or maybe you would like some expert help in the process of expanding your network?Rest assured, we have prepared something special for you!

What exactly is a switch?

A switch is a network device that plays a key role in computer networks. Its main function is to receive, process and forward data packets (frames) between devices connected to the network.

The switch analyses the MAC (Media Access Control) addresses contained in the data frames to determine which device the transmitted information should go to. In this way, the switch reduces the amount of unnecessary network traffic, resulting in better performance and data transfer rates on the local area network (LAN).

Get to know each other better! – how does the switch work?

A network switch works on the principle of receiving data, identifying the MAC address of the device to which it is addressed and redirecting it only to the appropriate port on which the destination device is connected. In this way, the switch allows data to be sent only where it is needed, speeding up the flow of data on the network and reducing the load on the network.

We can describe the operation of a network switch in a few basic steps:

  • A device (e.g. a computer) sends a data frame to the switch. It contains information such as the MAC address of the sender or the MAC address of the recipient.
  • The switch receives the data frame and analyses its contents.
  • The network switch checks its internal MAC address register (the so-called MAC table) to identify the port to which the data frame should be sent.
  • If the switch knows the port on which the recipient is located, it forwards the data frame only to that specific port and not to all ports, improving network performance.
  • If the switch does not know the port on which the recipient is located, it distributes the data frame to all connected ports.

As with other network equipment, it is important here too that the parameters of the switch you choose are optimally matched to your needs. Looking at how many models are available on the market, the right choice can seem difficult. This is especially true for people who, until recently, had no idea what a switch is and where it can be used.

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When choosing network switches for your business, bet on reliable solutions from reputable manufacturers. Many of them offer technical support, warranties and regular software updates. At Senetic, we not only provide you with the opportunity to purchase proven equipment from trusted suppliers, but also provide support during the network construction and implementation phase of the purchased solutions. Our experts will be happy to guide you through the entire process – from professional advice taking into account the specific needs of your business, to assistance with the implementation of the solution, to technical support right through to the network usage stage.

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