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 Question by don wilson posted 06 Nov 2001
 more than 100 ft
I using cat 5 cable, 4 cisco 8 port hubs uplinkled to a 8 port switch. then a single cable to server 120 ft. nothing is accesible till i have a hub at the server even then all 26 ststions are slow my cabling is pin to pin i see yours is not on pin 3 and 5 shoul i do that if i'm using the uplink port? any sugestion thanks
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 08 Nov 2001
Dear Don,
If I inderstood your setup correctly, all your switch ports are used by the hubs' cascading cables. So I'm assuming that you are using the uplink port of the switch that's being left, to connect to the server. If this is corect, it may be a problem with using a straight patch cord since the uplink port is usually crossovered already inside. So you better of using crossover cord between the uplink port of the switch and the server. Also, check whether your hub understands the server's speed correctly. It may also be a problem with 10/100 Mbit/s autosensing.
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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