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Catalyst 3550 : Uplink Howto

Is there anyway that you can define certain ports to act as an uplink? I would like to eliminate the multiple cross over cables that I use. If so, how would you go about doing this?

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Re: Catalyst 3550 : Uplink Howto

By uplink, do you mean to say carry multiple VLANs? If so, you can configure the interface to be a trunk.

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Re: Catalyst 3550 : Uplink Howto

The switch is set with it's default, every port is on Vlan1.

Basically, this switch is replacing 4 hubs. The problem is the hubs I'm replacing each had an uplink port, and were connection via expansion in/out ports. So now I'm left with 4 devices which are cabled with patch cables, when it should have been cross cables. Before I move the furniture, and recable I though there might be a way to assign certain ports to be uplinks. If so it would save me a great deal of pain in having to climb up in the ceiling.

Did that make sence?

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