thanks for your response, i shall use the uplink port on my new switch - if it ever arrives.. (been on back order for about 3 weeks). i think it has an uplink port.
on another entirly unrelated question however, could you tell me what the difference between CAT5 and CAT5e cabling is??, as i have both kinds, is it ok to mix and match them? or do you have to keep to the same type