hub to hub .. do i need crossover cable? and cable length for Access point..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by _kC_, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    Hi..
    do i need crossover or straight cable too connect from 4port bog standard router, to a 4port bog standard hub/switch
    (neither has uplink ports)
    i think it should be cross, but not 100% sure


    and the hub will be approx 20metres away from router, then an access point attched to the hub/switch, would that pose any problems?

    the reason is where the router is placed, isnt really the ideal place for the wireless base to be.
     
  2. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    Yeah, you still need a crossover cable. I would recommend buying one instead of making one, that way you eliminate the possibility of wiring it wrong and giving yourself endless headaches. The 20m should not be a problem at all.
     
  3. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    cool thanks:)

    one more thing about the access point...

    should i set it auto and dhcp on? and nothing more too configure? will the router give it an address automatically..

    also if it does give it an address automatically, how would i know what the address is to login and change other acceess point settings?


    the routers ip is 10.0.0.2

    would it be easier if i just disable dhcp... manually set the access points address to 10.0.0.100 and then the access points gateway address to the routers ip 10.0.0.2 ?

    thanks again
    k
     
  4. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    I think the latter should work fine for you.
     
  5. suicide_pact

    suicide_pact ---pro a.v. geek

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    "and the hub will be approx 20metres away from router, then an access point attched to the hub/switch, would that pose any problems?"

    A cat-5 cable should be able to go 100 meters w/out signaL loss, i believe. Anyone care to verify or correct me. Also, if you know how to make a standard ethernet cable, a crossover isn't that hard to make. Check out:

    http://www.lanshack.com/make-cat5E.asp
    this page should provide asome diagrams

    good luck!
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    also remember that some hubs/routers/switches have a dedicated or specific "uplink" port which you have to plug the other hub into
     
  7. _kC_

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    see my first post

    "(neither has uplink ports)"
     
  8. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    See my second post -- you don't need an uplink port :)
    It will work w/out one just as well.

    P.S. Making cables can be more expensive than just buying them, unless you plan on making a lot of them in the future.
     
  9. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    yup thanks, all understood,was just stating i had already said they had no uplinks:)

    cheers

    k
     
  10. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    It's possible your switchs have auto-sensing ports (like mine does) so it can swith the TX and RX around if needed (no need for X-over cable or an uplink port)
     
  11. _kC_

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    mrowton OSNN Junior Addict

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    Am I missing something? Router to switch/hub is a strait through cable. Router to router or switch/hub to switch/hub is a cross over cable.

    Some of the commercial routers have little hubs built into them (if the router has more than one LAN interface then it probably is a hub) In this case it would be a crossover cable.
     
  13. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    Sorry, you are correct...in a way. If this is new equipment, then the router will have a built-in crossover and would work perfectly with a straight-through cable. The older equipment would require a crossover cable for that setup to work. =]