uplinking 2 hubs together???? a little confusion......


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Little confusion:

i have this little query which seems out of the topic but has no other
option then to post it here for help. am just netwroking with these old stock
hubs in our office and got struck with this funny situation:

I have these 2 hubs with uplink port and 16 normal ports each. How do I use
this uplink ports to connect these 2 hubs together? I don’t want to use cross
over cable to connect the 2 hubs as normally done and suggested by all as it
wastes the 2 slots wherein 2 computers could have been used. As there is the
provision of uplink port then why not use them????

So here is my confusion….

1. should I directly connect straight through cable to connect the uplink
port in each hub
2. Should I connect one end of straight through cable in one uplink port and
the other end to any port in other hub?
3. Should I make a cross over cable and connect the 2 uplink ports one to one?
4. Should I connect one end of cross over cable in one uplink port and the
other end to any port in other hub?

By the option 2 and 4, I lose 1 port which actually is not my motto. I just
need to use the uplink ports exclusively.

Well, am trying it practically also but ur valuable suggestion would make an
insight of it more theoretically.

Thanks for support in adv
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

aken said:
Little confusion:

i have this little query which seems out of the topic but has no other
option then to post it here for help. am just netwroking with these old stock
hubs in our office and got struck with this funny situation:

I have these 2 hubs with uplink port and 16 normal ports each. How do I use
this uplink ports to connect these 2 hubs together? I don’t want to use cross
over cable to connect the 2 hubs as normally done and suggested by all as it
wastes the 2 slots wherein 2 computers could have been used. As there is the
provision of uplink port then why not use them????

So here is my confusion….

1. should I directly connect straight through cable to connect the uplink
port in each hub
2. Should I connect one end of straight through cable in one uplink port and
the other end to any port in other hub?
3. Should I make a cross over cable and connect the 2 uplink ports one to one?
4. Should I connect one end of cross over cable in one uplink port and the
other end to any port in other hub?

By the option 2 and 4, I lose 1 port which actually is not my motto. I just
need to use the uplink ports exclusively.

Well, am trying it practically also but ur valuable suggestion would make an
insight of it more theoretically.

Thanks for support in adv

An uplink port and a crossover cable do the same thing: connect the
send wires of one device to the receive wires of another device. One
such crossed connection is needed to connect two hubs to each other
(or two computers to each other).

So, you can connect one hub to another hub in any of these ways:

1. Straight cable from uplink port on #1 to regular port on #2.

2. Straight cable from regular port on #1 to uplink port on #2.

3. Crossover cable from regular port on #1 to regular port on #2.

4. Crossover cable from uplink port on #1 to uplink port on #2. The
two uplink ports cancel each other out, leaving one crossed connection
between the hubs.
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Guest

thanks so much for the info. really though this issue is simple but it got me
confused a bit... say a lot. posted on different forums but non gave
satisfactory reply. now am confident.

by the way... can u suggest some site that deals with such Qn and answer
session. in case in future i get more of such matters to deal... if you can
guide me then that would be so nice of you, sir

thanks again
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

aken said:
thanks so much for the info. really though this issue is simple but it got me
confused a bit... say a lot. posted on different forums but non gave
satisfactory reply. now am confident.

by the way... can u suggest some site that deals with such Qn and answer
session. in case in future i get more of such matters to deal... if you can
guide me then that would be so nice of you, sir

thanks again

You're welcome. Here are some sites that have general networking
information:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/
http://www.practicallynetworked.com
http://www.tomsnetworking.com/
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
 

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