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Silly question - connecting router to existing switch



 
 
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Old June 4th 04, 02:28 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
no-name
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Default Silly question - connecting router to existing switch

a small LAN is wired to a pre-existing switch
one of those cheap ones mentioned in an earlier thread
the 8-port "DabsValue" I think

now broadband Internet is being added to the LAN
by adding a Draytek Vigor 2600 ADSL-modem/router/firewall


warning: there now follows a very silly question

what cable is used to connect the Draytek to the switch

is it an ordinary patch cable -
the same as connects the PC's to the switch ???

or does it have to be a crossover cable ???


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Old June 4th 04, 08:07 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
eusty
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Default Silly question - connecting router to existing switch

no-name wrote:
a small LAN is wired to a pre-existing switch
one of those cheap ones mentioned in an earlier thread
the 8-port "DabsValue" I think

now broadband Internet is being added to the LAN
by adding a Draytek Vigor 2600 ADSL-modem/router/firewall


warning: there now follows a very silly question

what cable is used to connect the Draytek to the switch

is it an ordinary patch cable -
the same as connects the PC's to the switch ???

or does it have to be a crossover cable ???


Not a still question!!! At least you thought about it before you did it

AFAIK the 2600 doesn't auto sense uplinking, so a *crossover* cable is
needed

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Old June 4th 04, 12:05 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Steven Campbell
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Default Silly question - connecting router to existing switch

"eusty" wrote in message
. ..
no-name wrote:
a small LAN is wired to a pre-existing switch
one of those cheap ones mentioned in an earlier thread
the 8-port "DabsValue" I think

now broadband Internet is being added to the LAN
by adding a Draytek Vigor 2600 ADSL-modem/router/firewall


warning: there now follows a very silly question

what cable is used to connect the Draytek to the switch

is it an ordinary patch cable -
the same as connects the PC's to the switch ???

or does it have to be a crossover cable ???


Not a still question!!! At least you thought about it before you did it

AFAIK the 2600 doesn't auto sense uplinking, so a *crossover* cable is
needed


According to the manual http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2600plus.html
it is a "Four-Port 10/100BaseT autosensing Ethernet switch"
It doesn't have a dedicated uplink port so wouldn't one of the four ports
autosense the uplink?

curious

Steven.






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Old June 4th 04, 12:19 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alien Zord
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Default Silly question - connecting router to existing switch

"no-name" wrote in message
...
a small LAN is wired to a pre-existing switch
one of those cheap ones mentioned in an earlier thread
the 8-port "DabsValue" I think

now broadband Internet is being added to the LAN
by adding a Draytek Vigor 2600 ADSL-modem/router/firewall


warning: there now follows a very silly question

what cable is used to connect the Draytek to the switch

is it an ordinary patch cable -
the same as connects the PC's to the switch ???

or does it have to be a crossover cable ???


According to the Dabs web site
http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/hard...quicklinx=2J7V
all 8 ports are auto-sensing meaning either cable will work.


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Old June 4th 04, 12:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tiscali Tim
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Default Silly question - connecting router to existing switch

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Steven Campbell wrote:

"eusty" wrote in message
. ..
no-name wrote:
a small LAN is wired to a pre-existing switch
one of those cheap ones mentioned in an earlier thread
the 8-port "DabsValue" I think

now broadband Internet is being added to the LAN
by adding a Draytek Vigor 2600 ADSL-modem/router/firewall


warning: there now follows a very silly question

what cable is used to connect the Draytek to the switch

is it an ordinary patch cable -
the same as connects the PC's to the switch ???

or does it have to be a crossover cable ???


Not a still question!!! At least you thought about it before you did
it

AFAIK the 2600 doesn't auto sense uplinking, so a *crossover* cable
is needed


According to the manual
http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2600plus.html it is a
"Four-Port 10/100BaseT autosensing Ethernet switch"
It doesn't have a dedicated uplink port so wouldn't one of the four
ports autosense the uplink?

curious

Steven.


If it *is* auto-sensing, either will work - it doesn't matter.

How many devices are there in your LAN? Unless you need more than 4 of the 8
ports on your Dabs switch, why not just plug them all into the new router.
It might even be faster unless the PCs only have 10Mbps network cards.
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Old June 4th 04, 01:05 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Silly question - connecting router to existing switch


"no-name" wrote in message
...
a small LAN is wired to a pre-existing switch
one of those cheap ones mentioned in an earlier thread
the 8-port "DabsValue" I think

now broadband Internet is being added to the LAN
by adding a Draytek Vigor 2600 ADSL-modem/router/firewall


warning: there now follows a very silly question

what cable is used to connect the Draytek to the switch

is it an ordinary patch cable -
the same as connects the PC's to the switch ???

or does it have to be a crossover cable ???

The Dratek device will autosense the link and configure itself so you can
use the same cables as you do to connect your PCs to your existing switch,
or, as Tim suggests connect your PCs directly to the Draytek.

Cheers, Mike


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Old June 4th 04, 01:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ian
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Default Silly question - connecting router to existing switch

"no-name" wrote in message ...
a small LAN is wired to a pre-existing switch
one of those cheap ones mentioned in an earlier thread
the 8-port "DabsValue" I think

now broadband Internet is being added to the LAN
by adding a Draytek Vigor 2600 ADSL-modem/router/firewall


warning: there now follows a very silly question

what cable is used to connect the Draytek to the switch

is it an ordinary patch cable -
the same as connects the PC's to the switch ???

or does it have to be a crossover cable ???


Ah it depends. Does the switch have a port marked uplink ? if not you
will need a crossover normaly, But the draytek site say the ports of
the 2600 will auto sense this and adjust if rquired , so the answer is
proberly no use what ever you want.

Ian

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