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3COM 4400 24 Port

umar.allyarivia.co.za
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3COM 4400 24 Port

Hi



I have a 3COM 4400 24 port switch and I need to expand the network. This switch is no longer in production the next model is the 4500. What I would like to know is are these 2 switches compatible and if so what additional connectors are required in order to stack them?



All replies will be appreciated.

Cheers

2 REPLIES
rbaffert
Advisor

Re: 3COM 4400 24 Port

Hi,



4500 and 4400 are not stackable, but you have several solutions :



- you can just interconnect them with a gigabit interface, but you need a

1000BASE-T module behind the 4400. The problem is to find one of

those modules



- you can connect your two switches with an aggregate link of several

10/100 ports (configuration needed with LACP)

Romain BAFFERT

Cabling Partners
Romain BAFFERT

Cabling Partners
Rob_Korn
Advisor

Re: 3COM 4400 24 Port

You could also use the 1000Base-SX fiber module on the 4400 and the SX fiber SFP on the 4500 and a $30 fiber patch cable. These modules are still available, cheap, and you have the added protection from lightning/surges because the only connection between the switches is fiber.



Hope that helps.



Rob.