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I need to label all my ports on two 16-port hubs. Is there a way to do this without kicking people o

I have recently started a new job and inherited a pretty sloppy network. My background is in Help Desk and I don't have much experience with the hardware side of support. I have a small office with about 20 PC's and two servers, and I need to label all my ports on two 16-port hubs. I am sure there is an easy way to do this without kicking people off the network for long periods of time but I don't know what it is. Please forgive my ignorance.

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In such situation, I would rather prefer to tag the cables, rather than tagging all the ports. You need to decide a good naming convention for all your PCs and Servers, and then it's a pretty easy job then. Prepare the tags, and put them on the cables, at both the ends. A better way is to use a naming, so that you can find the PC name from the port naming. This way you will only have to tag the name on one side of the cable.

This was first published in February 2004

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