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Cross or JR-45

I connected from router 1811 (FE1) to my Switch 2950 (First port on 24 ports Switch). I am using RJ-45 cable. Should I use crossover cable or I am fine. Thanks,

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Re: Cross or JR-45

Hi Hoa,

Between a router and a switch you should use a straight-through cable.

RJ-45 does not imply the cable is straight-through. It just tells you the connector type.

Cables with RJ-45 connectors can be either crossover or straight-through.

Check the connection between the router and the switch: give an ip address to interface vlan 1 on the 2950 switch from the same subnet where FE1 of the router is located.

Put the FE interface of the 2950 switch into vlan 1 and ping interface vlan 1 from the router.

If it works, then you have the right cable.

Cheers:

Istvan

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Re: Cross or JR-45

Hi Hoa,

Between a router and a switch you should use a straight-through cable.

RJ-45 does not imply the cable is straight-through. It just tells you the connector type.

Cables with RJ-45 connectors can be either crossover or straight-through.

Check the connection between the router and the switch: give an ip address to interface vlan 1 on the 2950 switch from the same subnet where FE1 of the router is located.

Put the FE interface of the 2950 switch into vlan 1 and ping interface vlan 1 from the router.

If it works, then you have the right cable.

Cheers:

Istvan

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Re: Cross or JR-45

I used straight-through cable and it is works. Thanks,

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