We just bought an HP Procurve switch with 24 ports...and what I thought were to be 2 gigabit ethernet ports. (Yes I know it was stupid I just didn't look at all the specs and just told someone to go ahead and buy it). Ok
so the plan was to use the trunking protocol on an intranet running only switches and a DHCP/Database server. We usually run 100ft+ cables through the halls and into meeting rooms. And well now that I realize we can't connect this switch to our network as it stands...what would you guys suggest I do? I believe that the cost of these cables are fairly expensive, so do they make a mini-GBIC to RJ45 converter. Also would I be able to use the trunking protocol if I had another similar switch? Looking for ideas thanks!