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Cisco 2811 FE ports

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I know this is dumb question but I am trying to set up a home lab of 4 2811 routers.  I am going to connect all my routers using the FE ports.  I have had some luck using a straight-through cable.  But I ahve some ports that aren't coming up.  Would it be better to use crossover cables on everything seeing as its router to router connections?
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yes, router to router needs to be crossover.
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Router to router needs crossover connections
Same as switch to switch
You can the configure /30 subnets between two neighbor router interfaces.
You then would configure ip routes between connected routers


You can also use a switch between the routers, so that all your routers connect to the switch (if you want the routers to all be in the same subnet eg for management purposes - There are also several topologies you can achieve with router-switch combination).
This option gives you a lot more flexibility with vlan integration
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Yep, that's exactly what it was.  I even knew that.  Sometimes you just don't pay attention thank you
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