How to wire company switches?
Posted on 2011-09-30
I am in dire need of help right now. I need to know if I can use regular ethernet cabling to wire together 4 separate 24port switches. The cables that were installed before were CAT 5 patch cables. I bought 100 ft of regular CAT 6 ethernet cabe and made a whole bunch of short length cable and everything worked for a few minutes, but then everything started losing connectivity and now nobody can access the two main servers. Half the place can get internet, just not servers, but the rest can't get anything whatsoever. I need to know if I did something stupid by not using patch or crossover cable and just using regular. The computers also will regain connectivity then fail again right away. None of the 350 employees have been able to access the server and this is a HUGE problem. The other thing is, many of the devices, when I go to ping them will give me all "time outs" and IP conflict messages. PLEASE HELP!!