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HP J3175A Installation And Reference Manual: Sample Network Topologies; As A Segment Switch

Hewlett-packard advancestack switch installation and reference guide.
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Sample Network Topologies

This section shows you a few sample network topologies in which the Switch
208/224 is implemented. See the document Designing HP AdvanceStack
Workgroup Networks, which can be found on the HP network products World
Wide Web site,, and on the CD-ROM
supplied with the Switch Management Module. You may also be able to obtain
a printed copy of this document from your HP-authorized LAN dealer.

As a Segment Switch

100 Base-FX
cable to
In general, the Switch 208T is designed to be used as a segment switch. That
it, with its large address table (8000 MAC addresses) and high performance,
it is ideal for interconnecting network segments -- simply connect the network
hubs that form those segments to the Switch.
In the illustration above, two Ethernet hubs with PCs, printers, and local
servers attached, are both connected to a Switch 208T. The devices attached
to the two hubs can now communicate with each other through the switch.
They can also all communicate with the server that is connected to the switch
through its 100Base-TX port. Connecting the server to the 100 Mbit/s port
allows a large number of users to access the server without causing network
category 5 twisted-pair "straight-through" cable
Installing the Switch 208/224
Sample Network Topologies
Switch 208T
twisted-pair "crossover" cables
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