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Linking 2 Cisco Switches together

Hi All,

I just have a simple question.  We have a CISCO SG200-26 at the office but all ports are filled so we bought an additional switch (same model).   I see that there is a link/act port on the right hand of the switch similar to what's shown here

My question is simply how do I link both switches together?  Can I just connect a cable from one link port to the other or am I supposed to link one of the numbered ports to the link/act port?  Can you also provide a brief explanation of the difference between the link/act port vs numbered port?  There is no special VLAN configuration to worry about because we don't use VLAN.

Thanks in advance!
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Salah Eddine ELMRABETTechnical Lead Manager (Owner)

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Hi Friend,

Those are numbered port an there number are 25 and 26 link/act stand for Link and Activity (Led display identification)!!

Since you don't have any vlan configured you can simply connect Cat6 cables between the switch (you have to manage the connectivity layout deponding on your distribution in the building), also if you have a distance more than 120m between each switch you can plug SFP modules and use fiber to interconnect the switch.

In the case you plan to use Vlans, the ports used to interconnect the switch need to be configured as trunk!

Best Regards.

Salah
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Hi Salah,

Thanks for your quick response.  So can port 25 link/act from switch A directly to port 25 link/act on switch B?

Thanks,

Wayne
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Commented:
Thanks for your quick response.  So can I connect the port 25 link/act from switch A directly to port 25 link/act on switch B?
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Hi Wayne,

Yes that's what I explained, you connect the port 25 or 26 and make sure the port is enabled that's It.

Regards.

Salah
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Thank you!