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7940 switchport

Does anyone know what the maximum number of devices a 7940 and a 7960 switchport support? i.e using a hub?

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They are not designed to have a hub hanging off them.

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True enough. That being said I had a situation where thre was no other choice but to try it or not have a phone there. I was able to hang a 4 port netgear switch off the 7940 and put 2 networked printers there. The call volume is very low, like one a month. I wouldn't try this with a high call volume though and would try to avoid it alltogether if possible

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Re: 7940 switchport

Can you expand on what the issues might be if you hang more than one PC off the back of a phone?

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Packet loss is the first thing that comes to mind. It is a very basic soithport and if you try to push to much data through I don't think the port will handle it very well. I have 2 printers hanging off one but printer traffic is not as consistent and high as printer traffic.

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