I have a 3com 4200 switch with a fiber connection to the main server room. The link reports up on both ends, but the 4200 neither sends nor receives data on the connection. The end in the server room is sending, but this switch doesn't report receiving anything.
I know there's nothing wrong with the fiber, because I have another switch at the other end of the building that also uses a fiber connection and is working fine. The fiber comes in for both near the problem switch, and so I was able to try the fiber from the good switch and nothing changes.
This fiber connetion aside, the switch is otherwise working. I don't think the port would be bad, or at least one end would report a bad connection, wouldn't it? As far as I can tell there's nothing wrong with the configuration. Certainly nothing changed since when it last worked.
Any ideas appreciated.
The switch that was working is still working, but I've swapped it to use the fiber coming in for the switch that is down. I've pulled in a completely different switch from another building (same model and basic cofig) to connect the line I just swapped that is known to be good. This includes it's sfp and fiber patch, so I'm now using completely different hardware. The only thing the same is the switch at the other end in the server room, and even there I'm on a different unit and port now; no other hardware remains from the failed connection.
Unfortunately, I still can't make them talk to each other. The symptom are the same, even with a different switch. Both ends report the respective ports are up, but there's no traffic. The server room switch reports packets sent down the wire, but the remote switch does not report receiving them and will not send any of it's own.