I already read some similar questions but I still have no clue on how to do it the right way. I have a D-Link DGS-1248T 48 port GB-switch with 4 mini GBIC ports and I want to connect it to another switch.
My questions are:
- Do I need another D-Link switch or even the same model or can I connect a switch of a different vendor?
- How should I connect the two switches? Using regular Cat6 cables or using the GBIC ports?
- Can I use all 4 GBIC (or the matching ethernet ports) to connect the switches?
My first thought was to buy the D-Link DGS-1210-24 (or the 48 port version) and connect them using normal Cat6 cables.
I am really not a network administrator but unfortunately the only IT-Guy in my office. So any suggestion on how the connect the new switch would help.