Hi recently we had wast appeared to be a bad switch, we replaced the switch with a NET-GEAR JGS524 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch unmanaged switch. The same problem is still occurring with the new switch and at random intervals the switch will loose all network connectivity. The even stranger part is that unplugging and replugging the switch does not seem to fix it but disconnecting everything and going back to an old d-link 100mbps resolves the issue. If we wait a while and put the 1000mBPS back on it works. The only logical explanation is that something is hammering the switch(s because this is not the first one or make/model to exhibit this behavior) and crashing the hell out of it to the point where it won't easily reset.
This switch is a child to another similar switch and the main network, has anyone experienced a similar issue ??
btw I am a developer not a sysadmin, but everyone is stumped on this so I'm trying to get it resolved.