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Cables

Hi,

Can anyone explain me the type of cables used to connect Routers to switches and Routers to Routers??

Where do we use straight cables and where cross over cables are used? And also which connectors are used?

Appreciate your response

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Re: Cables

Helo Navneet,

Typically routers are connected to switches using straight-through type cables with a RJ-45 connector.

To connect a router to another router you'd use a cross-over-cable with a RJ-45 connector.

Switches are also connected to each other using a cross-over-cable with a RJ-45 connector. Most modern switches have a X-MDI interface which can auto-sense the cable type which makes the cross-over-cable redundant.

HTH

--Leon

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Re: Cables

Thanx for the info Leon.

Regards

NAvneet

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