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 From:  "Chris Bagnall" <m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall cables
 Date:  Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:57:15 +0100
> Host - Host  = Crossover cable
> Switch - Switch = Crossover cable
> Host - Switch = Normal cable
> Hosts: PC, Router, Firewall, Printer
> Switch: Hub, Switch, ADSL modem

At the risk of throwing an extra spanner in the works, it's worth mentioning
that some switches have one port set aside for "uplink".  If you use this
port, the above rules are reversed, i.e. you can connect switch-switch with
an ordinary cable, or you can connect the uplink port to a client with a
x-over cable.

Some newer switches and/or all gigabit switches seem to have auto-MDI/X on
them anyway, so you can use either normal or x-over cables for connections
to anything, and the switch will work out where the pairs are.


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