If I want to connect two 10BaseT hubs together should
the cable be straight through or should it be crossover?
I would think crossover but....
So my situation is:
computer1<---> hub1 <---> Computer 2
computer4<---> hub2<---> computer 3
and I need to know if hub1<-->hub2 should use crossover cable.
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> THhis is probably a dumb question but I haven't seen it
> in a faq....
It should be in the Cabling FAQ, posted regularly here in the
> If I want to connect two 10BaseT hubs together should
> the cable be straight through or should it be crossover?
> I would think crossover but....
> So my situation is:
> computer1<---> hub1 <---> Computer 2
> computer4<---> hub2<---> computer 3
> and I need to know if hub1<-->hub2 should use crossover cable.
The hub may have a MDI/MDIX jack, in which case you connect them
together with a straight through cable, and on one hub, you push the
recessed MDI/MDIX switch to get a link lite.
If you don't have such a jack, then you should use a crossover adapter
with regular straight through cables. I recommend against crossover
cables, because they cause confusion. Like if you go to replace it,
chances are that you will replace it with a straight through cable, and
of course it won't swork, so you think there's a problem somewhere else
(i.e. another hour or two wasted). Or if the cable gets taken out and
used somewhere else, chances are that it will cause a problem because of
it not being the standard straight through cable. Crossover cables can
cause real problems if they're not clearly marked as such.