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Unmanaged Switches

Do unmanaged switches for ex. 3com officeconnect unmanaged 8 port switches have MAC address tables.

For ex. I have a 8 port 3com unmanaged switch connected to port 0/1 on a 3750 switch.

Does the unmanaged switch keep track of the MAC addresses that it has for its 8 ports ? or is it like a hub and repeates the signal ?

If it doesnt have a MAC address table, wouldnt it be considered a Layer 1 switch ?

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Re: Unmanaged Switches

yes even nonmanagable switch also keep their MAC address table in order to perform the switching function...they are able to do all the normal switching function which we can able to do in our manageable switch...the only thing is you cannot configure it to make it work for your purpose...

and when ever you are talking about layer1 device then they always going to have broadcasting of packet as they are not using any addressing...so those devices are only having brodcast...

hope this will help you

rate this post if it helps

regards

Devang

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Re: Unmanaged Switches

yes even nonmanagable switch also keep their MAC address table in order to perform the switching function...they are able to do all the normal switching function which we can able to do in our manageable switch...the only thing is you cannot configure it to make it work for your purpose...

and when ever you are talking about layer1 device then they always going to have broadcasting of packet as they are not using any addressing...so those devices are only having brodcast...

hope this will help you

rate this post if it helps

regards

Devang

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Re: Unmanaged Switches

Hi

Both L1 and L2 devices will forward broadcasts and a L3 device or a vlan enabled switch can break the broadcasts.

rgds - Jay

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