|I made the cable and It seems to still get low speeds. I dont think it could be a cabling issues now as nothing would work if I made a mistake. I saw the switch attempt but defaulted to 100. |
If you've made the 1000 Mbps crossover correctly (and your diagram shows the correct pinout) and it's tested OK, then it has to be an issue with the switch port(s).
Check the documentation on the switches. Are all ports on it Auto MDIX or are there specific uplink ports you should be using?
If there are specific uplink ports, ensure you're using those on both.
If they're all Auto MDIX, try different ports on both.
I hesitate to ask because most people don't have the necessary tools but, did you test your cable? Those cheap little blinking light type testers are basically useless, I would use one that can test and certify. But, as I said, most folks, and even most computer stores, don't stock the appropriate tool for certifying cables. Mostly stores just have the blinking light type of testers.
If you don't have a real tester, connect two PC's directly with the 1000 Mbps crossover. If they connect at 1000 Mbps, then it's a pretty safe bet your cable is ok and the issue is the one, or both, of the switches.
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