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etherchannel, lacp (802.3ad) types of physical cables to use

Hello every body,

Im planning to set up an etherchannel between 2 cisco  equipments (catalyst 3560g and 3750)
Which type of cables should i use, Crossed or straight ?

Thanks
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jamill
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JFrederick29Commented:
Use crossover between the two switches.
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harbor235Commented:


It really does not matter which type of cable you use, you can turn on MDIX with straight through cables, the ports auto sense the pins used and change the port characteristics to ensure communication happens.

command;

mdix auto


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3560/software/release/12.2_25_see/configuration/guide/swint.html#wp1193977


harbor235 ;}
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jjmartineziiiCommented:
Both answers are right.

If your switch supports Auto-Mdix, you can use either. If it doesn't you MUST use a cross over.
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harbor235Commented:


3560s and 3750s support MDIX, at least you have some options now.

harbor235 ;}
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jjmartineziiiCommented:
harbor235: didn't see s/he posted the switch types :)
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harbor235Commented:


No I am telling you (jjmartineziii) 3560s and 3750s do support MDIX since in your post you state "If your switch supports Auto-Mdix, you can use either."   obviously you do not know that they support MDIX.  

harbor235 ;}
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jjmartineziiiCommented:
yeah, and I am telling you that i didn't see s/he posted the switch types, if I saw it was a 3560/3750 i wouldn't have said "If your switch" :)
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harbor235Commented:


oops, my fault,  I misinterpreted what you were saying, I thought you meant it in a different way,

please accept my apology jjmartineziii,

harbor235 ;}
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jamillAuthor Commented:
thanx everyone
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