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If there are any ports away from the main bank the it might make a difference which cables go into those ones. If there is just one single or double bank of ports then you should be ok putting them back randomly.

I'm assuming all the devices are computer-type things, no IP phones or other stuff wanting power over Ethernet? My PoE router has 8 powered ports & 8 unpowered, so those are different.

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Mook is right. I have no idea to what you refer!

However, it I do know it is an unmanaged switch. Very small network (there is only six of us plus two servers on the network).

Getting this if it helps:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/cr/B001AUL7A6/ref=aw_d_cr_computers?qid=1340141633&sr=8-9

6 user + 2 server = 8 and you've 8 ports.

No plans for expansion or a network printer/scanner, etc ?

Don't you need a link to your web access point or anything else?

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Our policy is: If it ain't broke don't try to fix it!!

Also: Keep all IT staff away from the IT equipment unless absolutely necessary.

If you let them near it, they fiddle with it to "make it better" and all of a sudden you find yourself helping restore the main server from backup at midnight*.

*actually happened to me.

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Our policy is: If it ain't broke don't try to fix it!!

Might be alien to you IT types but it works 99% of the time for us.

:grin:

I'm with you there - we've got some steam powered stuff at work that still works. Until it unplugs itself and walks out, it's staying switched on :)

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Also: Keep all IT staff away from the IT equipment unless absolutely necessary.

I am the IT man!! I also have other roles:I put the dustbin out on a Friday, change lightbulbs, underwrite finance, sign the cheques but never, ever make the tea!! ;)

The joys of running your own company!!!

Wouldn't change it for the world!

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