Help with Configuring switch ports/device communication

MJK9550MJK9550 Member Posts: 160
Say I have a router and three switches.

The switches currently have all ports enabled, they need to communicate with each other and have connectivity to the router as well.

How do I do this? Which ports should be connected and enabled and what have you?

I've been messing with packet tracer trying to figure this out.



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    rob42rob42 Member Posts: 423
    For basic communication, there's not much you have to do; just power up the switches, connect them together with cross-over cables, and let the switches do there thing.

    If you want to be able to manage the switches from a PC over the LAN, you'll need to configure them with an IP Address, assigned to VLAN 1.

    Johan has written some very good guides about the subject URL]http://www.techexams.net/forums/ccna-ccent/823-techlabs-ccna.html[/URL I've learned much from reading these guides.

    If you get stuck, I'll help the best I can.
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