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Connectivity between Switches

By nmlhaus ·
Have a Dlink 5 port switch with "extra" up-link port. Just bought a Netgear FS605, 5 port switch with "Auto-uplink". Can't get connectivity between two switches. Used the straight-thru cable that was originally hooking one PC on third floor, plugged between a port on Negear and EITHER the Up-link port or standard port on DLink switch, no good. Do I need this to be a crossover cable instead of thru? Tried revversing rolls. Both cases, 3rd floor see each other, 2nd floor sees, but not across entire lan

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Connectivity between Swit ...

If you are not using the uplink port, then you need to use a cross-over cable. The old "rule of thumb" was when connecting two like-devices, use a crossover, when different use a patch cable.

Now, if you connect from the uplink port on one switchto a regular port on the other swicth, you can use a patch cable. Just make sure your uplink port is configured to work as an uplink (there is often a little button or switch that controls this).

Another aspect that can be influencing whether these users can see each other is their IP addressing schemes, any filters set up, etc...

Good luck!

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by Ann777 In reply to Connectivity between Swit ...

Just an addition to the previous answer.... a lot of these switches "share" the uplink port with either the first or the last port on the switch. If there's a line drawn on the switch from the uplink port to another port, then the two ports cannot be used simultaneously. Look at both your switches and make sure that you are only using one or the other of the two ports.

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by nmlhaus In reply to Connectivity between Swit ...

Thanx, but this was a bit simplistic. I am an ET, and somewhat familiar with LAN and Switch configuration. Really think problem may be compatability related, as I would think that there are only a few combinations of hookup available, x-over or straight, up-link to port or port to port, and tried all permutations. Appreciate the come-back thought!

Roy

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by nmlhaus In reply to Connectivity between Swit ...

Following up, tried a crossover cable, using either the up-link or a regular port, no good. Still think possibly a compatability problem with D-link versus Netgear. May have to do with the Auto configuring ports on Netgear. Gonna purchase anotherNetgear FS605, substitute in place of D-link, see what happens! Thanx for the feedback so far, guyz, I do appreciate it.

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by nmlhaus In reply to Connectivity between Swit ...

Purchased a fs608 fast switch today, same as fs605 except more ports. Hooked up just fine with any combination of cables and ports that I threw at it. Hooked up to the D-Link DSS-5+, also hooked up to the Netgear FS605. Apparently, the auto-configure feature on the original FS605 was inop, will have to replace switch. Thanks to all who answered!

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