[PLUG] OT: connecting two switches?

Marv lamsokvr at xprt.net
Fri Sep 3 17:57:02 PDT 2004


On Fri, 2004-09-03 at 17:16, Evan Heidtmann wrote:
> This question has (AFAICT) nothing to do with GNU/Linux, but one of you
> probably knows the answer.
> 
> I have two devices that act like switches. One is an Actiontec 1520
> router/gateway/whatever and the other is a WRT54G. The Actiontec drops
> over 50% of all packets when only one machine is plugged into its
> ethernet jacks. I want to connect all my machines into the WRT, with the
> WRT the only thing connected to the Actiontec, so I've managed to coax
> the Actiontec into functioning by connecting a second PCMCIA ethernet
> card to the Actiontec.
> 
> My question is this: Is it bad to run cat5 between a "LAN" port on the
> WRT and a "LAN" port on the Actiontec? I don't need it to pass traffic
> at all, I just want to avoid any possible negative consequences.
> 
> Evan
> 

My first guess.

The Actiontec 1520 is broke..

Ditch it.

HTH

Marv





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