Spanning-Tree Protocol On or Off

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tsunami2311

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:confused::confused::confused: I think you misunderstand what STP is. There's no requirement to use STP at all. In fact unless you've got multiple routers wired together in a potential loop configuration there is no point in enabling it (although you might want to "just to be safe").
So your saying IF i just behind 1 router not much point to have STP enabled, but there is also no reason to have disabled either, I know my hopper 3 takes internet connection and shares it with 3 joeys via it MoCA, like said i dont mess with it use to off by default now it on by defualt i never really any difference either way, like the HPET timer debate on PC i think it best to leave only on it defualt setting less you no an issue is cause specifically by it
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
So your saying IF i am just behind 1 router not much point to have STP enabled, but there is also no reason to have disabled either
Correct.

, I know my hopper 3 takes internet connection and shares it with 3 joeys via it MoCA, like said i dont mess with it use to off by default now it on by defualt i never really any difference either way, like the HPET timer debate on PC i think it best to leave only on it defualt setting less you no an issue is cause specifically by it
Sorry, I don't know anything about MoCA and have no idea what a hopper or joey is.
 

tsunami2311

Senior Member
dish networks latest and greatest buggy solution to whole house dvr some earlier said STP would help if multiple protcols are used, or something to the extent
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
dish networks latest and greatest buggy solution to whole house dvr some earlier said STP would help if multiple protcols are used, or something to the extent
Ah, that's quite possible. See post #12. I was talking about a "normal" Ethernet network.

If in doubt leave in on. It won't do any harm.
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
dish networks latest and greatest buggy solution to whole house dvr some earlier said STP would help if multiple protcols are used, or something to the extent
If it's similar to DirecTV - the whole home DVR thing - don't cross the streams - give them a single port and let their stuff run on that port.

DTV will set up their own NAT'ed network, behind the router...
 

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