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Crossover Cisco 3550 with 3548?

Hello all, I'm a bit new to Cisco and would just like to know if this should be possible. We're currently using a Cisco 3550-48-smi switch for our LAN and basically just ran out of ports. We are getting a 3548-XL soon and wondering if I'd be able to link them together to expand our ports by connecting them with a crossover cable. I've seen success of those doing so with 2x 3550 switches but just curious if the process should be the same with these two.

 

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Hi agangaram,     When you

Hi agangaram,

     When you mention link them together you mention to cascade a trunk port or to do a extension of L2 or to configure them as stack?

     Trunking them with a cable as you mentioned you can absolutely do it, I'm not sure about stacking those two though.

     For the cascade option, just take a look at configuring a trunk below.

 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2960/software/release/12-2_55_se/configuration/guide/scg_2960/swvlan.html#wp1200245

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Yes.  Cross-over cable is the

Yes.  Cross-over cable is the ONLY method.

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