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Crossover cable required for a OfficeConnect 1920 24G?

 
gadgetking
Occasional Visitor

Crossover cable required for a OfficeConnect 1920 24G?

I understand that most devices now a days have autosensing technology built into them however do I need to use a crossover cable to connect my 1920G to another switch (TP 24 port).

I have tried and it never gets a DHCP address (I am not using the SFP ports). Yet, other systems on the same switch have successfully gotten DHCP addresses.

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Vince-Whirlwind
Honored Contributor

Re: Crossover cable required for a OfficeConnect 1920 24G?

Requiring a crossover cable is relevant to getting a link up, so a failure to get DHCP doesn't tell you anytyhing about whether you need such a cable.

When you patch the switches together, do you get a link?

16again
Respected Contributor

Re: Crossover cable required for a OfficeConnect 1920 24G?

No need for a cross cable.  The 1920 is default auto-mdi.  This means it tries to "auto-cross" the cable itself if needed during ethernet link negotiation.