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Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:57 pm

Waco wrote:
You only have to route if you're leaving the subnet (going to the Internet) - dumb switches route between machines on the same subnet without having to hit the router.

I knew there was a simple answer my aging brain just hadn't figured out. Like I said, I don't grok the OSI model, so I was having problems figuring out why a device without an IP address could accomplish this.

I know enough about networking to look at a diagram (in the day job) and ask "please explain that decision" (us regulators love open-ended questions). Isn't a whelk's chance in a supernova I'll ever get any networking certs.
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Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:48 am

I wouldn't hold my breath. Streaming, cloud, Wi-Fi and mobile has made wired LAN more or less irrelevant to the average user, and I dare say the vast majority don't have broadband plans that saturates a 1gbps WAN port. Whatever demand for 2.5/5Gbps is, its gonna be tepid at best.
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