Switch Question - restate previous question w/no subject

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by SEAN J, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. SEAN J

    SEAN J Guest

    We are moving our four servers from the switch which runs all the machines
    in our company (75 users) to its own dedicated Gigabit switch. The current
    switch that the servers shares with the workstations is an Intel 10/100. We
    are purchasing the NetGeat 8 port 10/100/1000 to put the servers on.

    Question is, do we need a switch with an "uplink" port to chain it off our
    current Intel 10/100 in order to talk to the rest of the network? How do I
    connect the two switches - just run a normal cable between any ports among
    the two switches?

    Thank you!

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A0136906&cs=19&c=us&l=en
    <-- this is the switch.
     
    SEAN J, Nov 30, 2005
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  2. SEAN J

    Neteng Guest

    If neither switch has an uplink port, use a cross-over cable. If one or both
    have an uplink port, use a straight through. If they both have an uplink
    port, one should be 'on' and the other 'off' (usually a button that is
    depressed for on and undepressed for off).
     
    Neteng, Nov 30, 2005
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  3. SEAN J

    SEAN J Guest

    Thank you.

     
    SEAN J, Nov 30, 2005
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