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    Quick question about patch leads

    I'm going between 2 switches do i need a regular or xover cable?

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    regular. You only need crossover of between two pc's or two hubs without auto-sensing ports.

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    If its a 100 meg switch, technically, you can use either, as they will auto-neg.
    If its a gigabit, you'll need a standard straight cable.

    Chunks

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    Cheers, a squirrel has eaten through the network cable on the roof and i need to put a new end on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    Cheers, a squirrel has eaten through the network cable on the roof and i need to put a new end on it
    I'd go nuts if any squirrel ate away at our cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    Cheers, a squirrel has eaten through the network cable on the roof and i need to put a new end on it
    well, it made me chuckle - sorry.

    EDIT: @Webman - I was avoiding the obvious

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    EDIT: @Webman - I was avoiding the obvious
    It had to be done. I'll get me coat now

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    a what type of switch is it
    b if it has a up link and down use them
    c some old switches you can turn the links off
    d if it a cheap switch just plug them in
    c if it has dhcp dont connect to your lan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky
    If its a 100 meg switch, technically, you can use either, as they will auto-neg.
    If its a gigabit, you'll need a standard straight cable.
    Auto negotiation has nothing to do with x-over or straight through cables Chunky (AFAIK). Auto negotiation is the process where the switch can determine things like speed and duplex of the link instead of having to set these properties manually.

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    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_dependent_interface]Medium dependent interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    Nearly everything these days will support it.

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    new update on this. allegedly the media technician needed some cable and asked the site manager for some ladders and chopped the cable up because he thought it was unused

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    is the media technician still alive?

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    Is the person who put exposed cat 5 cable on the roof still alive ???

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    Is the squirrel still alive?

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    Are the ladders OK?

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