[lug] networking question

jhswope jack.swope at bpus.konicaminolta.us
Wed Jan 21 23:21:46 MST 2004

In my experience only one port will act as an uplink (Cisco switch) but 
others may not have that restriction.

Hugh Brown wrote:
> Is there any throughput advantage to connecting two switches with two
> ethernet cables as opposed to one?
> case in point: I have a network upstairs with about 80 active nodes.  We
> just put a network in downstairs that will have 72 active nodes
> eventually.  There are switches downstairs serving that network and
> switches upstairs (essentially we are forming a backbone).  The switches
> are unmanaged.  I assume it is a good idea to have a second cable for
> redundancy, I'm just curious to know if the throughput goes up.
> Thanks,
> Hugh
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Jack Swope
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