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Does connecting 2 crossover cables = 1 normal cable??
radion Jan-15-02 00:31 AM
its a simple question i know, but different people say different things about it, ive got 1 really long crossover cable, but now i have a 5 port switch, and dont want to buy too much new cable, can i just add on another crossover cable and use it as a normal piece of cabling??, ive got an adapter thing that connects 2 pieces of cabling.

Can somone clear this up please??
sorry for asking a dumb sounding question by the way, i just need to know!!

Cheers
Radion


1. RE: Does connecting 2 crossover cables = 1 normal cable??
lbyard Jan-15-02 05:22 AM
In response to message 0
>Does connecting 2 crossover cables = 1 normal cable?

Yes. However, most switches have an up link port. You can connect a crossover cable directly to that port. http://duxcw.com/faq/network/uplink.htm. Larry


2. RE: Does connecting 2 crossover cables = 1 normal cable??
radion Jan-15-02 05:18 PM
In response to message 1
thanks for your response, i shall use the uplink port on my new switch - if it ever arrives.. (been on back order for about 3 weeks). i think it has an uplink port.

on another entirly unrelated question however, could you tell me what the difference between CAT5 and CAT5e cabling is??, as i have both kinds, is it ok to mix and match them? or do you have to keep to the same type

Cheers
Radion


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