Tag Archives: Switches

Bridges and Gateways and Switches, Oh My!

In the world of industrial networking, there are a variety of devices that can be [...]

Switches and EtherNet/IP Networks

There is precious little information available for manufacturers to use when designing EtherNet/IP networks. To [...]

The History Behind VLANs

Ethernet is now approaching 50 years old and, like us, humans look pretty different than [...]

Understanding the Ethernet Network Domain – Part 1

This is the first part of a series of articles on what automation engineers need [...]

Software-Defined Networking (Part 2)

This is my second article on a technology that I think is going to have [...]

The Wide, Wide World of Switching

There’s one thing that most of us EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP or PROFINET IO vendors will [...]

Autonegotiation: An EtherNet/IP Implementation Problem

It’s time for me to admit something and its sort of hard to admit. OK, [...]


Recently, just out of curiosity, I’ve asked a number of controls people about VLANs. The [...]

Can I Admit Something

Can I admit something? I am just not an e-reader kind of guy. I really [...]

Modbus TCP vs. Modbus RTU

I went to one of those yogurt shops the other day, you know what I’m [...]