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Old 07-15-2009, 04:44 AM   #1
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Hi,


I have two layer 2 unmanaged switches. Can I connect them using more than One cable for redundancy purpose?


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Old 07-15-2009, 04:49 AM   #2
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If they are unmanaged I doubt it.

Most managed switches use something like Spanning Tree for redundancy. Just connecting two ports together will confuse the mac address table.

You can bet they will lock up.

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If they are unmanaged I doubt it.

Most managed switches use something like Spanning Tree for redundancy. Just connecting two ports together will confuse the mac address table.

You can bet they will lock up.


Thanks for the info. I too doubt the same with un-managed switches. anyway I will give it a try and confirm it.
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