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What type of network cable to go from Router to switch?

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  • Routers
  • Switch
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  • Networking
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July 19, 2011 3:52:37 PM

Okay, so I am finally upgrading to broadband internet to replace DSL. However, with the new cable router there will be a cable going from the router to an unmanaged switch to another unmanaged switch. (Router - Switch - Switch - Computer)

I know you can not use a normal network cable off the shelf to go between switches, so what exactly do I need or, at least, what is it called?

Thanks.

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July 19, 2011 4:00:08 PM

What you are talking about is a crossover cable. Unless you have older switches you shouldn't need one. Now most switches auto detect the cable type and you can use a regular straight through cable.
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July 19, 2011 6:07:12 PM

I'll buy a couple just in case. Thanks for the help. Very much appreciated.
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July 19, 2011 6:07:18 PM

Best answer selected by ahthurungnone.
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