Cisco 3617 to ONS 15454 E100T CAT5 Cabling

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Jan 31st, 2007

In an ethernet connection from a Cisco 7613 router ethernet port through a patch panel to an ONS 15454 E100T interface card, is a crossover cable required and if so, does convention dictate the crossover cable be installed on the router side of the patch panel or on the ONS side?

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scottmac Wed, 01/31/2007 - 10:08

Yes, it should be a crossover cable.

I don't think there's a specific convention for placement, whichever side is best for you. However, it should be well-labeled (flags, tage, blinking lights, whatever) as a crossover cable to prevent it's replacement with a standard cable during troubleshooting.

Good Luck

Scott

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