connecting switches

We have 3 48 port switches in the same room. Currently they are connected with 1 straight thru cat5e between each. Somebody said they should be connected by a crossover cable. Is that true? Its working good with the straight thru cable now. Just curious


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If it's gigabit you don't need crossover. If it's 100Meg your switches probably support MDI-X so they will work with or without a crossover.

Better not to use a crossover if it is working fine now.

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New equipment (that's not cheapest-of-the-cheap) have Auto-MDIX which makes the flip when needed.

On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 23:53:11 -0600, "CNews" wrote (with clarity & insight):

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