switch to switch straight or cross

By yuan22m
Apr 25, 2006
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  1. hi

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


    thanks
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,010   +218

    standard rj45 cables
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

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

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    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: 13,010   +218

    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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