what type of network cables am i suppose to connect to switch and router?

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Dec 2nd, 2009

hello i am learning ccna. are u suppopse to connect Xover cables to routers n switches? i did that but nothing wants to connect. i cant ping it. when i put straight through cable, it connects. what am i suppose to do

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Jon Marshall Wed, 12/02/2009 - 06:21

ChinYChoong34 wrote:


hello i am learning ccna. are u suppopse to connect Xover cables to routers n switches? i did that but nothing wants to connect. i cant ping it. when i put straight through cable, it connects. what am i suppose to do


switch to switch = crossover

switch to router = straight through

router to router = crossover

host to switch = crossover


Note that with modern switches that support auto-mdx you can actually connect 2 switches together with a straight thru and the switches will auto adjust.


Jon

Jon Marshall Wed, 12/02/2009 - 13:09

marikakis wrote:


Hi Jon,


host to switch = crossover ?


Kind Regards,

Maria


Oh dear .


Thanks for correcting that Maria, don't know what i was thinking....


Jon

marikakis Wed, 12/02/2009 - 13:15

I saw that earlier and thought you would notice at some point. I suppose it was some copy-paste daemon!

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