Are there any problems resulting when connecting two 8 port ethernet switches together.

  • Aside from "no" I'm not so sure how we can help. Can you elaborate on what you feel might go wrong with doing that? – Ryan Foley Nov 3 '14 at 20:50
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In general, no. Assuming you're using a single ethernet cable to connect the two.

If you want to use multiple cables/ports, you'll need to configure a LAG.

You'll also want to make sure that loops are prevented using STP or something similar.

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    Also need to consider the makes/models of the switches. If they are managed Cisco switches for example and non-trunk interfaces being connected, he may find the ports err-disabled due to bpdu being sent/received... – user4565 Nov 4 '14 at 19:17

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