I have just wired my house with cat-5 using Leviton wall plates in each room wired in 568B fashion.
The other end(s) use RJ-45 wired like a store bought cable ( grn stripe / blu stripe swapped ). These connect to a hub in the attic.
Any thoughts about which Uplink port should be used (if I decide to switch things around) ?
In theory, a switch will pass all packets to the Uplink port. In this layout, the only packets needed at the router are addressed to the gateway so it should be on a normal port (of the switch), right ?
So it probably is best not to use any uplink port
Anyway, thanks for the Auto-MDI tip. That was beginning to freak me out
Apart from the 'passing all packets to the uplink port' which I can't comment on, all the crossover/uplink function does is to get you a working link between the two devices. So it doesn't matter which end you use the uplink port at, or even whether you use two normal ports and a crossover cable. I've even seen people fudge their fixed cabling and 'cross over' one of them at the patch panel bit that's not a good idea as it can get very confusing later and introduces inflexibility