My broadband internet connection goes from a cable to a combo switch/router/wlan supplied by the phone company that has 4 outgoing ethernet ports. I have two of these connected directly to PCs and it works fine.
One of the ethernet cables is very long and runs down to the office PC.
I now want to setup a third machine located in the office.
The plan is to purchase a
Cisco SD2008T, 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch for the office, and two more short ethernet cables.
I will connect the two office machines to the new switch and then connect this switch with a long cable to the main router/switch.
My question is do I need a crossover ethernet cable to connect the two switches, or will the existing long straight ethernet cable work fine?