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switch to switch straight or cross

By yuan22m
Apr 25, 2006
  1. hi

    im connectiong a switch to a switch, what connection do i use straight or cross.


    thanks
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    standard rj45 cables
     
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    most time straight network cable some switchs can use both
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I always used straight through cables ,so take for(assumed)granted thats how they where all setup
    thanks for info nodsu
    the last older microsoft switch I had did have a little switch on the back,I forgot that one
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    it's just another 'option' :) personally I try to avoid crossovers to simplifiy my inventory
    and avoid using the wrong one {helps if you ensure they're different colors}.
    It'll drive you nuts until it dawns upon you that you need the 'other one'.
     
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