2 routers on LAN, must have a cross-over cable right?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HellyHans, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

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    Ok, I already did this like 10 times.. a now my friend asked me the question and I forgot..lol,

    to connect 2 routers I HAVE to have the cross-over cable right? and does it have to be in the Uplink or can it go in any port..and the router is gonna manage it... thx..I think it's time for me 2 go to sleep..lol
     
  2. Lithium

    Lithium Guest

    yes has to be in the uplink port
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    First: why do you want to connect two routers? Wouldn't it be smarter if at least one of them was a hub or a switch? Or are you just using the switch part of the router since all you got is routers? :)

    Now for the cables:
    Uplink to normal port uses straight cable.
    Uplink to uplink uses cross-over cable.
    Normal port to normal port uses cross-over cable.

    Computer to normal port uses straight cable.
    Computer to uplink uses cross-over cable.
    Computer to computer uses cross-over cable.

    I think that covers it. :)