To connect a switch to another switch, you would typically use an Ethernet cable. Specifically, a common type of Ethernet cable used for this purpose is called a "straight-through" or "patch" cable. It is a copper cable with RJ-45 connectors on both ends.
When connecting switches, you would use one end of the Ethernet cable to plug into an available Ethernet port on the first switch and the other end into an available Ethernet port on the second switch. This forms a wired connection between the two switches, allowing them to communicate and share network traffic.
It's important to note that if you are connecting switches together in a larger network setup, you might also need to consider network topology, such as whether you need additional networking equipment like routers or whether you need to configure spanning tree protocol (STP) to prevent network loops. These considerations depend on the specific network requirements and design.
Crossover Cable (T568A on one end, T568B on the other)
Is a crossover cable needed to connect Host computers to the switch? Why or why not?
An ETHERNET CABLE.
we used straight through cable
to connect switch to switch used cross over cable........
Straight through cable is used to connect dissimilar equipment, such as a computer to a switch.
The crossover cable is used to connect two computers. The straight cable is used to connect computer to a switch.
A straight through cable is used.
Ethernet Cross over cable