Interlinking 2 switches to as one

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pitav Posts 1 Registration date Sunday August 16, 2009 Status Member Last seen August 17, 2009 - Aug 17, 2009 at 10:48 AM
sharpman Posts 1021 Registration date Saturday May 23, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen October 20, 2010 - Aug 18, 2009 at 10:45 PM
Hello, all

I need to solve a network related problem. i have two D-link switch that i want to connect together to function as one switch. how can i go about it. they are both 8 port switches and my systems are more than 8 so i need the two to run a one network office.

Thanks, any response would be highly appreciated.
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sharpman Posts 1021 Registration date Saturday May 23, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen October 20, 2010 183
Aug 18, 2009 at 10:45 PM
i'm assuming they're just bulk standard 8 port dlink switches.

all you need to do is connect the two switches together with a patch lead (network cable)
then connect each of your computers to the remaining ports on the switches. giving you a total of 14 ports for computers to connect to.

http://networking.ittoolbox.com/groups/technical-functional/cisco-infrastructure-l/is-it-possible-to-connect-two-switches-using-straight-cable-460252

information here may be useful also