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Cisco Switch 2950C

Hi to all,

I have 4 Cisco Switch 2950C Switches to be installed in a cabinet.What type of cable do I have to use to connect each other? Please be advice.

Thanks

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VIP Purple

Re: Cisco Switch 2950C

Hello,

are you planning on using the GigaStack modules ? If so, you must use one of the Cisco proprietary cables (CAB-GS-50CM or CAB-GS-1M). If you use any other cable, you will not have connectivity.

Also, keep in mind that the 2950 only operates in half-duplex mode when you cascade it (at 1-Gbps forwarding rate). 2-Gbps full-duplex connectivity can only be achieved in a dedicated, switch-to-switch configuration.

HTH,

GP

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Re: Cisco Switch 2950C

Hello,

Acutally the 2950C switch (2950C-24 to be precise) is fixed configuration 24-port 10/100 and 2 port 100BaseFX swtich. Therefore, you cannot stack these switches using the Cisco x3500 stack modules or the CAB-GS-x stacking cables. You can either do a cascade connection via the fiber ports using a 1-meter duplex multimode fiber patch cable or you can do a cascade connection via the user ports using a crossover UTP patch cable.

If you ask me, go for the cascade over the 10/100 ports (if you have enough ports left after you've connected your users), you can also create a fastetherchannel for a greater bandwidth between the switches.

I hope this has been helpful.

Cheers!

Baris

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