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I'm wondering if I can install a network switch between the Director and the first controller.  My purpose is to be able to run 2 different directions from the Director and thus creating 2 daisy chains.

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Unless you are running E1.31, then you need to stay away from 'traditional' networking devices.

If you don't know what E1.31 is, then you aren't running it. From a mini-director to a controller, you'd probably want to have a Network Repeater (See LOR Site, under adapters) in the mix so you can split the chain.

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As Don said, LOR networks are NOT Ethernet and can not be used with Ethernet devices.  In fact, plugging one into the other CAN result in leaking the magic smoke out - happened to a forum user over the weekend (killed the network adapter built into his laptop).

 

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