I have just got a really cheap managed switch from eBay. It's a D-Link DES-3550.
It has a console port for managing it, but I was wondering if it's possible to access the management features via one of the LAN ports? Non of them are labelled for anything other than the port number.
I have never used a managed switch before and would like to have a play around and see if I can learn the basics. If anyone knows of any good resources for this kind of thing it would be appreciated.
So, my questions are:
- Can you access the management functions of the switch via RJ45?
- Are there any beginner resources for managing switches?