Networking

Cracking Open A Linksys Desktop Switch

Uplink Port

The EZXS55W's Uplink port is the last Ethernet port on the right. When an Ethernet cable is plugged into this port, the port next door (port number 5) is disabled. This is because the Uplink port is a shared port. The Uplink port was provided for connecting another network switch or similar device straight-through using category 5 cabling, thereby eliminating the need for a cross-over cable.

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3 comments
neon.moon
neon.moon

please stop placing audio advertisements (nintendo wii) on your articles. it doesn't go over very well at work.

Barry 441
Barry 441

Bad choice of advertising... for this site anyway.

yooper
yooper

The 14th photo with all the LED's reminded me when I work as an assembler at an electronics plant, and we made cuicuit boards for Lanet. :)