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Re: Problems connectivity GE on Foundry BigIron to Cisco 2950T
From: Mark Smith <random () 72616e646f6d20323030342d30342d31360a nosense org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 09:14:25 +1030


Hi Randy,

On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 11:10:04 -1000
Randy Bush <randy () psg com> wrote:


You are using a crossover cable right?
I'm having a right mare trying to get a Foundry BigIron to 
connect up to a cisco 2950T, via Gigabit copper.

i was under the impression that gige spec handled crossover
automagically


According to "Ethernet, The Definitive Guide", that feature is an
optional part of the spec.

One thing I've heard people encounter is that if they use a cross-over
cable, which probably really implies a 100BASE-TX cross-over, then the
ports only go to 100Mbps. A Gig-E rated straight through, in conjunction
with the automatic crossover feature, was necessary to get to GigE.

Regards,
Mark.

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