Originally Posted by konoii
I've googled a bit and people say you need an uplink port and if your switch doesn't have one, then you need a crossover Ethernet cable to connect a switch to a router.
Would I need a crossover cable for for this switch
and this router
AFAIK, you don't need a crossover cable.
A straight-through cable is used in the following circumstances:
• From a host to a hub – MDI to MDIX
• From a host to a switch - MDI to MDIX
• From a router to a hub - MDI to MDIX
• From a router to a switch - MDI to MDIX
Essentially, a straight-through cable is used to connect any device to a hub or
switch, except for another hub or switch.
Modern devices can now automatically detect whether the crossover function is required, negating the need for a crossover cable. This
functionality is referred to as Auto-MDIX, and is now standard with Gigabit Ethernet, which uses all eight wires to both transmit and receive. Auto-
MDIX requires that autonegotiation be enabled.