Newbie - switch/router connection

AVIF
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Newbie - switch/router connection

Hi,

 

question from a newbie here - got an MX84 and 3 MS-120 switches.

 

What's the best practice to connect the switches/router?

a. connect all 3 switches  to the ports on the MX

b. connect each switch into the next one and the last switch in the MX?

c. connect 2 switches into the first switch and then in MX?

 

Not sure what's the advantage of the different connections would be.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Re: Newbie - switch/router connection

@AVIF as the MS-120s cannot stack, I'd connect each to the MX with two cables if traffic is mainly to the internet.  If traffic is mainly internal then is connect the switches in a loop A-B, B-C and C-A.  Spanning tree will block one connection, then connect one MS to the MX.

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