how do I add more ports to WRV54G ?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by osirisjem, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. osirisjem

    osirisjem Network Guru Member

    I have a switch and I also have another linksys router. BEFSR41.

    how would I add more ports ?

    I see my switch has an UpLink Port. Which of the 4 LAN ports should be plugged into the UpLink Port ?
  2. Scallica

    Scallica Network Guru Member

    The Uplink port is only used on the source device. Since the newer Linksys routers do not have uplink ports, you must use a crossover cable. Connect the crossover to any LAN port on the WRV54G and connect the other end to any non-uplink port on another device.
  3. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    I think the WRV54G auto-detects, which is why there is no specific uplink port.
  4. osirisjem

    osirisjem Network Guru Member

    is that typical ?

    Do most routers require a crossover cable ?
    the guy at Staples said the regular cable was the way to go.
  5. osirisjem

    osirisjem Network Guru Member

    make that


    What i mean is that the connection between the router and the switch (or hub) is that usually crossover cable or "normal" cat5 cable.
  6. osirisjem

    osirisjem Network Guru Member

    My problem was the crossover cable.

    When I tried it with crossover cable .. all worked well.

    Thanks for the TIP.

    Q: is crossover cable *USUALLY* required on most router <--> switch connections ?
  7. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Depends on whether the router and/or switch auto-detects the cable type, if either or both don't then a crossover cable is needed, unless there is a specific uplink port.
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