I am thinking of getting three 2950T-48 switches to replace some hubs. I only have one run from the closet to the server room so figured i would have to daisy chain them and just connect one back to the server room. These switches each have 2 10/100/1000 base-T ports. How are these switches linked and will I need crossovers for these connections?
Thanks for your help and patience.
I usually order them, or make them myself. When I have seen crossover cables in stores, 9 times out of 10 they are only 2 crossed pairs, good for 10/100 only.
Interesting, though, is that I have seen some switches (3Com) that have internal circuitry to auto-cross the copper ports when necessary. So you can use regular straight-through patch cables to link switches, and they take care of the crossing automatically.