2 different routes between a router and a PC

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Simon Finnigan, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Hi all,
    I`ve got a network in my house, that has a single router sharing the
    internet connection, and a series of switches with cables running between
    them and into the machines. I`ve just routed a second cable directly to a
    switch, and this switch also has a second connection to the router going via
    another switch., I thought that this was something that would kill the
    network, but it is still running strong. i`m going to remove the connection
    going via the second switch, but i`m curious as to whether leaving it in
    would produce any issues?

    Thanks for your help.
    Simon Finnigan, Feb 7, 2007
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  2. Simon Finnigan

    Rob Morley Guest

    A switch is like a router but at level 2 rather than level 3 - if they
    were simple repeating hubs you wouldn't have been so lucky.
    Rob Morley, Feb 8, 2007
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