Setting uplink port on Catalyst 2900 series Switch

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Jun 6th, 2010

Greetings, I'm working on my CCNA and I want to copy down the IOS to my Linux box via TFTP before making any major configuration changes (basically back it up).

I've noticed I don't have an uplink port on the Switch and not really sure how to go about this.

Also can I use CAT5 or will I have to use Cross-Over?

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Leo Laohoo Sun, 06/06/2010 - 14:34

Also can I use CAT5 or will I have to use Cross-Over?

As long as the speed and duplex are set to auto then MDI/MDI-X is enabled.

I've noticed I don't have an uplink port on the Switch and not really sure how to go about this.

Connect your host to the switch, give the switch an IP address and enable TFTP and you should be able to copy the IOS from the switch to the client.

Chris_M_Miller Mon, 06/07/2010 - 17:58

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As long as the speed and duplex are set to auto then MDI/MDI-X is enabled.

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I'm not sure how to confirm if MDI/MDI-X is enabled or not on the Switch.

Forgot to include this other detail.  All of the devices (Linux pc and Cisco Switch) are connected to a Linksys SOHO Router/Switch.  Will this make a difference?  I wouldn't think so as long both devices can ping each other.

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