connect 2 switches

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I'll  have two 2960 switches in the same room and the client wants the new
one connected to the first - daisy chained, as it were.





Do I just run  a cable from a port on one switch to a port on another? Can
this be done ? will it work as it would in any two dumb hubs ?



If I use fiber and an SFP transceiver in both will this work as above, or
are there commands I must use ? Again will this work as with any two dumb
hubs or simpler switches I've worked with  ?



Re: connect 2 switches

barret bonden wrote:
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You should just be able to run a cable from a port on one switch to a
port on the other switch, though it will probably need to be a
crossover cable.  The only things that might cause problems with doing
that, AFAIK, are if they have port security enabled on the switches.
Port security can limit the number of MAC addresses coming from a port,
to prevent people from plugging a switch or a hub into that port.
Also, while it shouldn't be necessary, it would probably be a good idea
to make sure that the ports don't have spanning tree disabled (no port
fast), and are set to auto-negotiate.  Assuming that the SFP's are the
same it should work fine, though I've not actually done that myself.
Really, there's not a whole lot you could hurt by just plugging it in
without changing any configuration.  The worst case scenario is that it
doesn't work, and you have to look at the configuration on the switches.


Re: connect 2 switches
Make sure the switches are not in the same VTP domain, same password.


On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:34:26 -0700, Oliver  Garraux wrote:

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Re: connect 2 switches
Oliver was right.  It wouldn't hurt to try connecting them. Use
cross-over.  Anyway, can you login to both switches with priviledge
mode?  If you can, then you will have no problem playing with it. If
you need more help, we'll be here to help.

barret bonden wrote:
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