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Solved: Connecting Wireless access point and wireless router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JoeFrank, Mar 7, 2010.

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  1. JoeFrank

    JoeFrank Thread Starter

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    I just purchased a wireless router (Linksys) to set up as a wireless access point connected via an ethernet cable to another Linksys wireless router that is connected to my DSL modem. I know I need to connect LAN port to LAN port, but do I need a "straight through" or a "switched/crossover" cable? As I have done some reading, some directions say straight, others say switched, some don't say at all. I just want to be sure I don't have a cabling issue. Thanks in advance for any information.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Well, a crossover cable will certainly work. If either end of the routers have auto-MDX ports, a straight patch cable will work as well.
     
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