I have two, 24 port, Dell managed switches as the backbone for our network and they cascade to each other (server-->24 port-->uplink-->24 port). Half of the workstations are plugged into each switch.
All workstations are running at 1,000 mps when plugged in directly to the wall ports. I have a few wall ports where I need to add, say a printer, so I bought several 5 port SD2005 gigabit switches to split these wall ports.
The problem is that all devices now plugged into the SD2005 can only achieve 100 mps. And in fact, if I plugged the workstation directly into the SD2005, with nothing else plugged in (only powered on and no connection to the network), the workstation still only reads a 100 mps connection. Am I supposed to be using patch cables to plug into the SD2005? I thought they were autosensing and took regular cables?
Any help would be appreciated.