Can both cross over and straight through network cable be used to connect two network switches together?
An Ethernet crossover cable is a type of Ethernet cable used to connect computing devices together directly. It is most often used to connect two devices of the same type: e.g. two computers (via network interface controller) or two switches to each other.
What is a crossover cable used for?
Crossover cables These are used to connect two computers or similar devices directly together, such as computers or hubs. To create a crossover cable is to rearrange the wires on one end of a standard Ethernet cable, so that they are in the following order (starting at pin 1):
Can I connect two switches together?
Daisy-chaining network switches You can daisy-chain network switches together. Just pick a port on both switches and use a patch cable to connect the switches to each other via these ports. And if your switch has ports with differing speeds, use the fastest ports to connect the switches to one another.
Do I need to use a crossover cable?
Crossover cables are needed only when connecting two Ethernet client devices, neither of which is configured for Gigabit Ethernet. Modern Ethernet devices automatically detect the use of crossover cables and work with them seamlessly.
Are crossover cables needed?
A crossover cable is only required when interconnecting two devices with the same functionality. Another significant difference between crossover cables and standard patch cables is that each type will have different wire arrangement in the cable for serving different purposes.
Do I need a crossover cable to connect two switches together?
No, you do not need a crossover cable to connect two switches, with qualifications. Most (probably all) modern switches have either an auto detect port (s) or a manual uplink switch for a particular port.
What are the applications of crossover cable?
Here are applications where you should use Crossover Cable: It helps you to connect a computer to a switch/hub’s normal port. You can use it to connect a computer to a cable/DSL modem’s LAN port. It allows you to connect a router’s WAN port to a cable/DSL modem’s LAN port.
Can I use an Ethernet crossover cable to power an external device?
If you were using an Ethernet switch or hub, the crossing over would happen within that device. However, if you don’t want to bother with introducing that external device, with its power requirements, you can use a crossover cable.
What is the difference between a crossover cable and patch cable?
In brief, a crossover cable connects two devices of the same type to communicate together, like a PC to a PC, or a switch to a switch. The patch cable connects two different devices to each other, like a PC and a switch. The following scenarios will explain the different applications. Scenario 1: PC to PC