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 Question by june alcantara posted 04 Oct 2005
 network cabling
i have 2 switches in a network, switch 1 with 16 ports & d other has 24 (both 10/100B-T), 30 clients & 1 server were connected in the 2 switches. i connected d 2 switches with a straight cord not crossover, what are the possible effects will occur to my network? kindly suggest a better solution... thanks.
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 05 Oct 2005
Dear june,

I am not really sure what you are looking for here other then to inform you that it is possible to do this with a straight patch cord as long as the 2nd switch has an uplink option (most likely a single button) that allows a second switch to be chained with one dedicated port to act as the input for the switch. If the switch does not have an uplink option then a crossover patch cord would be required. to link the switches.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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