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Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 switches?

Hi,

Am I able to use straight instead of cross cable to connect trunk ports between 2 switches??

thanks!

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Re: Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 sw

Hi Friend,

No thats not possible. Only if you have auto-mdix ports on the switch it is possible but if the port is not capable of auto mdix you have to use cross cable to connect 2 switches.

HTH, if yes please rate the post.

Ankur

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Re: Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 sw

Thanks Ankur,

I am using Cisco 2950 switch.

Meaning not possible right, i mean in terms of port level at fa0/x ?

Re: Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 sw

Hi Friend,

No thats not possibe so you have to use cross cable to connect the 2 switches

HTH, if yes please rate the post.

Ankur

Re: Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 sw

hi ankur,,,

what is auto-mdix ports...

reply with some explanation or with link...

regards

Devang

Re: Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 sw

Hi Devang,

When a 10/100 Fast Ethernet interface is enabled, one end of the link must perform media dependent interface (MDI) crossover (MDIX), so that the transmitter on one end of the data link is connected to the receiver on the other end of the data link (a crossover cable is typically used).

The Auto-MDIX feature eliminates the need for crossover cabling by performing an internal crossover when a straight cable is detected during the auto-negotiation phase.

HTH, if yes please rate the post.

Ankur

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Re: Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 sw

hi Ankur,,,

this future should be enable on both end...

regards

Devang

Re: Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 sw

Hi

Yes.It should be enabled on both the ends.

Thanks

Mahmood

Re: Can I use straight cable to connect trunk ports between 2 sw

Hi

In addition to Ankur's post u need to have the specofoed ports for auto settings for speed and duplex.i.e u cannot hardcore the speed and duplex settings.

Thanks

Mahmood

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