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

_kC_

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
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.
 

fimchick

OSNN Senior Addict
#2
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.
 

_kC_

OSNN Senior Addict
#3
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
 

suicide_pact

---pro a.v. geek
#5
"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!
 

Geffy

OSNN Veteran Addict
#6
also remember that some hubs/routers/switches have a dedicated or specific "uplink" port which you have to plug the other hub into
 

_kC_

OSNN Senior Addict
#7
Geffy said:
also remember that some hubs/routers/switches have a dedicated or specific "uplink" port which you have to plug the other hub into
see my first post

"(neither has uplink ports)"
 

fimchick

OSNN Senior Addict
#8
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.
 

_kC_

OSNN Senior Addict
#9
fimchick said:
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.
yup thanks, all understood,was just stating i had already said they had no uplinks:)

cheers

k
 
#10
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)
 

mrowton

OSNN Junior Addict
#12
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.
 

fimchick

OSNN Senior Addict
#13
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. =]
 

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