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Issue adding a third switch to a network

Posted on 2006-07-05
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Hello,

The person before me setup 2 HP Procurve 2724 switches.  Because of network growth, I need to add a third switch.  Now I always thought to add an addtional switch you would use a crossover cable and connect it between the 2 switches.

That was not done here.  I can not see how the second switch is working.  

So, my question is can I use a cross over cable to connect the 2 switches or do I need to go through the wall panel.

Thanks for your help!

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Scotty_cisco earned 300 total points
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A crossover works fine no need for a patch pannel just one more point of failure.... if the switch has autosensing MDI/MDX ports then you don't even need that.  Long story short just go with a crossover newer switches are comming more and more with autosensing ports though.

Thanks
scott
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by:Rick Hobbs
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The HP Procurve is autosensing.  A regular patch cable between any port on the second router to any port on the third router.
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Thanks, worked great!
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