can we split the network using a switch

September 13, 2009 at 09:26:56
Specs: Windows XP
Sir, I have a network connected by an 8 port
switch. Can I connect one network cable coming
out of that 8 port switch to another 8 port switch
so that 15 computers can be connected?

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#1
September 13, 2009 at 09:45:10
Yes you can. It is called chaining. You need to check that the new switch has an uplink port specifically for this purpose. If not then check if the ports are auto sensing. If they are you can use any port.

If there is no uplink port and ports are not auto-sensing than you may need a cross-over cable. Very unlikely though.

Stuart


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#2
September 13, 2009 at 09:57:58
Thank you

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