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Fast EtherChannel Question on Catalyst 2950's

I have 2 switches 2950-24's that currently each have port #'s 23 and 24 configured for port group 1 to effect a Fast Etherchannel between the two. I want to introduce a 3rd switch into the config to increase port density. I also want to connect this 3rd switch to existing config via Fast Etherchannel. I am confused about the numbering of the port group on the third switch. If I connect one of the existing 2 switches via its port 21 and 22, I would configure these ports on that box as port group 2, since port group 1 is defined already. Does the port group on the new 3rd switch need to match the numbering port group 2 to effect the FastEtherchannel, or do I call the port group on the 3rd switch port group 1, since it is the only FastEtherchannel on that switch?

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Re: Fast EtherChannel Question on Catalyst 2950's

That is correct. Port group numbers are only locally Significant. So you can have ports in port group 1 on your third switch

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