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Multiple network devices

Discussion in 'Networking' started by trev.h, Oct 23, 2003.

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  1. trev.h

    trev.h Thread Starter

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    I have 2 x 24 port hubs uplinked to each other. I wish to introduce a switch.

    How can I do this with the uplink ports on the hubs reserved.

    Trev.
     
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  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, a simple crossover cable would do the trick. Also, it depends on where you introduce the switch, and it's capability. If it has an uplink port, just plug it into any of the standard ports on the hub.
     
  4. trev.h

    trev.h Thread Starter

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    The switch would be stached with the hubs.

    I didn't realise the uplink would work OK in a standard port, I thought you could only go uplink to uplink.

    Why a crossover cable and not a patch cable? When I uplink to uplink I used a patch cable.
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    The difference between a normal port and an uplink port is the same as the difference between a normal patch and a crossover cable.
     
  6. trev.h

    trev.h Thread Starter

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    I understand. Thanks
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Normally, using a standard patch cable, you run the Uplink port to a normal port, so I'm not sure what you have there...
     
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