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Connecting Switches together - help!
AaronB Nov-12-01 07:47 AM
Hi all, I need to have around 60 10/100 ports available for a large LAN party I'm organising. I have 4 Mototech 16 port 10/100 switches so far. If I connect two or more of the switches together using a straight through cable from the uplink (MDI) port on one to a port on the next, computers on different switches don't see each other.

I've got a bad feeling I'm missing something here. Should this work? If not, how do you connect switches together to expand a network?

Be kind to me, I'm kinda new at this.

1. Got it going
AaronB Nov-13-01 02:55 AM
In response to message 0
It's working now - thanks anyway.

2. RE: Got it going
lbyard Nov-13-01 10:12 PM
In response to message 1
For others who may encounter this problem the answere is at http://duxcw.com/faq/network/uplink.htm. Larry

3. RE: Help me Plzzzzz
themask Nov-14-01 01:06 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON Nov-14-01 AT 01:08 PM (GMT)

hi there
i am connecting a hub with a switch but some computers on switch are not comming on network
i donno whats wrong in it
plzzzz help me as soon as possible

thanx in advance.

5. RE: Help me Plzzzzz
lbyard Nov-14-01 08:58 PM
In response to message 3
An Ethernet rules limits the number of layered hubs and/or switches to no more than four. The flatter a network is the better. So, connect all of the switches to one switch if you can. Please provide details on how your network is connected together, etc. Larry

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