Configuring Gigbit connections on a Dell Powerconnect 3248
Posted on 2008-10-10
We've recently purchased two second hand Dell Powerconnect 3248 switches - there are 2 Gigabit ports on each.
We have placed the switches in two separate warehouses and connected them together via an 80m CAT6 cable. Each switch then has servers and workstations connected to them at either end. The Powerconnect 3248 has 2 Gigabit ports (ports 49 and 50) firstly, would you recommend connecting the 2 switches via Gigabit?
Secondly, i'm not entire sure how to configure it correctly, the CAT6 cable is straight through and on the switches there is a button to toggle between LNK/ACT or FDX - what do i use?
Thanks in advance,