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We have 2 cisco 2950 and we where trying to connect them with a striaght through on the gigabite ports. Is it true that in order to connect 2 of these switchs you need a crossover cable. we are going to take down the network again to put a crossover in place.
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Switch to Switch requires a cross over cable.  Only when connecting to an end device (printer, workstation, etc) is a straight through cable used.  Some new switches have auto-mdx, which will sense and change the cross-over at the port level, however the auto-mdx is broken when speed and duplex are forced (so autonegotiation does not take place), so it is best to use the proper cable whenever possible.
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rsivanandan earned 500 total points
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http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/132.html#cables_to_hubs_switches

Look at the 2950 specific so that you can be assured.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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