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Can two ports on a 2950 be configured to be uplinks to a another 2950 to provide redundancy and performance gains, or would it be preferable to install gbic modules and run fiber? Distance is about 200'.
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Yes.

However, by default, the Spanning Tree protocol will block any redundant paths leaving only one to forward frames.

You can use EtherChannel to utilize all links between switches.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk213/technologies_white_paper09186a0080092944.shtml



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Is EtherChannel a seperate product or is it already incorporated into the switch?
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It's already incorporated in the switch.
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Thanks.
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Yer welcome.

To enable it,

int range f0/1 - x  ;(you can group 2, 4 or 8 ports although I can't remember if the 2950's support 8)
channel-group 1 mode desirable

Just make sure that all port are configured the same (VLAN, trunking, speed, duplex... everything).

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