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Need help networking 2 switches together

by josh_rowe_hccc / February 23, 2007 3:09 AM PST

The two switches i am using are:
Cisco catalyst express 500 and

Linksys 24 port 10/100 switch model no. SR224

Do I need to use a crossover cable? also do I need to configure anything? The Cisco catalyst express 500 is currently hooked to my router and all 24 ports are full... it has 2 other port to the right of it labled 1 and 2...

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Some use AUTO MDX.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2007 3:15 AM PST

I didn't look at your manuals but try what you have or go get the crossover. Some switches have the uplink port for linking. No configuration needed.


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by rich0101 / February 24, 2007 3:17 PM PST

Commonly, when two switches are connected it is determined on the port configuration. Ports with uplink usually will use a straight through cable. This port is usually auto sensing which means it is able to determine the throughput (speed) of the network.

Now, when using CISCO, it may require a crossover cable to connect an additional switch. CISCO is a commercial brand of hardware, and it is very picky about port connections. What I suggest is look up the switch information for CISCO and locate the requirements for port connections.

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