I have not done much cabling in the past but need to do for a setup. Basically I need to setup a switch in a conference room that goes to a
My questions area as follows :-
1. I should be using a 'cross cable' and connect a network cable on the 3560 switch to a network port on the conference room right ? The rest of the cabling from the network port to the patch panel on the Comms room and the patch panel from Comms Room to the 4506 switch is straight cable. Would this be correct ?
2. If it is a direct connection between a 4506 switch and a 3560 switch, it should be a cross connect cable as well right ?
Yes to answer both your questions, however since you have a 3560 at one end; you can use a really usefull feature MDIX
Both interfaces must be auto/auto for speed & duplex on both sides. With MDIX the switch will recognise it needs to have
a cross over cable - but will auto perform software x-over on the switch port.
Ensure on them port the 3560 connects to the 4506 you also have "mdix auto" is on as default - but just make sure.