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Can we disable Auto MDI/MDI-x? If so, how to do it in a DLink DES-1024D unmanaged switch? Are there any advantages in disabling Auto MDI/MDI-x?

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WHY?! Auto MDI/MDI-x is one of the best features of switches IMO.

Also, if your switch is unmanaged (ie, no web, telnet, SNMP interfaces) then no, you can't change the firmware of the switch [which is effectively what you'd need to do]

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I was trying to implement a routing protocol. In its manual it was suggested to disable Auto MDI/MDI-x if possible to avoid network loop!! –  Vicky Oct 26 '10 at 12:28
    
Which routing protocol? –  Tom O'Connor Oct 26 '10 at 17:26

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