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Configure Juniper M320 as Ethernet/STM transparent converter

There is Juniper M320. We need to move ALL the traffic from one port to another. Everything that comes to one port goes to another and vice versa. No snooping or any other processing is required. One ...
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Inexplicable STP Behaviour

I have a problem with a couple of Dell PowerConnect 6248 switches (latest firmware) connected to a pair of external (3rd party) switches providing Internet connectivity via HSRP. I'll post more ...
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Inter-connecting 2 Switches on separate racks

I have 2 Dell N4032 switches installed on separate server racks. They are inter-connected on Port 23 and 24. Servers in Rack1 can ping Switch1, Servers in Rack2 can ping Switch2. However, they cannot ...
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Opennms - Physical interface update on Cisco Switches

I'm using opennms version 16.0.2-1 on ubuntu server 14.04 LTS. I'm configuring some cisco switches to send traps to openms. The traps are notified to events in opennms, if i put a physical ...
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How to get the topology of a layer-2 switch network with the switches' forwarding tables?

Suppose I have a list of layer-2 switches that do not support LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) but support SNMP. I have the management IP addresses of these switches, but I don't know how they are ...
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Stream IPTV through SSL VPN

I have a question about streaming IPTV through Cisco ASA5510 ssl vpn. My current setup at the moment is: Public - firewall (asa5510) - L3 switch - L2 switch But my iptv source feed is coming to L3 ...
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Issues connecting to HP ProCurve switches

We are having a very strange issue trying to connect to our infrastructure switches via SSH. When you first try connecting to them, the switches will prompt for the password - and then just sit there ...
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Configure vlan on Netgear switch via SNMP

I am trying to configure vlans on a netgear GS752TSX from the Linux command line with netsnmp. I have created vlan 99 on the web interface now want to control the pvid settings, egress and tagging. I ...
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What is the purpose of a “static LACP” trunk group on HP switches?

I'm in the process of educating myself regarding configuring aggregated links on HP ProCurve switches. Looking at non-vendor-specific documentation regarding link aggregation, the defining ...
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Data throughput/latency and poe performance in TPLINK TL-SG2424P 24 ports POE Managed Switch

I recently bought a TPLINK TL-SG2424P 24 ports POE Managed Switch. At the moment I'm going to use it with only a handful of access points, no more than 4 or 5, at least until the end of the year ...
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Cisco Switch Routing performance monitoring

It is quite a question for me: I have Cisco Catalyst 2960S switch which is nice hardware even despite its age and EOL. I'd like to set it as small router between several networks within a remote ...
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Multi vlan internet access via Watchguard

i'm pretty new to network and routing so i would appreciate some tips on this. I have a firewall(watchguard x1250e), connecting to a switch(Nortel Baystack 5510) with multiple vlans for internet ...
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Display port security state of an HP 3COM 5120 switch port

I'm using an HP-A5120-24G-SI switch and I'm asking how to obtain the current state of the port-security module for a certain port. I'm able to view the current settings using display port-security ...
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Cisco SG300 switch does not send RADIUS messages to server for 802.1x

I want to eventually configure the SG300 to authenticate wired clients with 802.1x and Microsoft NPS (RADIUS). I am currently testing this setup using a single port (Port 7) on my SG300, a test ...
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How to fix an aborted firmware upgrade on Cisco SLM2048

There is a Cisco SLM2048 switch and the last firmware upgrade aborted, now the switch doesn't work anymore. I can't access the switch. The only evidence is a blinking system LED. As the switch doesn't ...
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Drop Events on a Dell Powerswitch 2724

I have a rather simple network setup here at an office. We utilize a Sonicwall TZ205N, plugged into a Business-Class Cable modem for internet, and plugged into three Dell PowerConnect 2724 gigabit ...
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Configuring LACP across a IBM B50G switch stack

Is it possible to configure LACP (Link aggregation control protocol) that spans across two IBM B50G stacked switches. Below is an illustration of what I am trying to accomplish. I have currently ...
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Basic QoS policy for Dell 6248 switches

My cisco edge router tags all incoming packets as IP precedence 0, 3, and 5 depending on their priority. How can I add a matching QoS configuration on the switch so that packets are prioritized ...
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Q-BRIDGE-MIB representation of ports on Dell PowerConnect 6248

I have a Dell PowerEdge 6248 with a 2x10Gb uplink module. I'm trying to make sense of the representation of the ports from the following snmp output: Q-BRIDGE-MIB::dot1qVlanStaticUntaggedPorts.4081 = ...
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Port mirroring on Cisco switches

I have a Cisco Catalyst 3750X switch, and I have configured port mirroring on it. Traffic from 12 of the 1G ports will be mirrored to both 10G ports, and I have connected both 10G ports to a server ...
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2 VLANs between four switches

I am having a problem that I do not quite understand with my network setup. I have four switches on the network: Switch A is a managed network switch which is connected to the PC router -- it is set ...
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More Management VLANS for a switch

I created a management interface in vlan 99 to telnet the switch (2900 series). I also wanted to configure another management interface for the same switch from the computer belongs to the different ...
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VLANs with mixed MTUs trunked over a LAG

I'm contemplating enabling Jumbo frames for a specific network/VLAN (a dedicated storage network). Ports are spread across two switches, linked together using a LAG, which is configured to carry all ...
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How should I use Cisco ASA 5510 and Catalyst 3550 together

So I took on a project at my job moving four separate networks into one Colo center. Currently I broken everything down from the four networks into 4 VLANS on the ASA 5510. Each are assigned IPs ...
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Configure Cisco QoS for VLAN

I have two VLANs (20 and 21) that are accessing the same resource on a switch. Clients on VLAN 20 access this resource only at schedule times, but when they do, they generate lots of traffic as they'...
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Zabbix drops in SNMP from Cisco SG200 switch

I'm using Zabbix 3.0 to monitor our main switch in which the port from the firewall as well as other ports show what appear to be drops of either sending or receiving. One would conclude that if this ...
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Connecting 2 single switches to a stack

I have a core switch made with 2 stacked Cisco SG500XG-8F8T switches. Now I have to connect 2 3Com Baseline Switch 2920-SFP Plus to extend my gigabit network, but they are not stacked. So I connected ...
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LAG Managed to Unmanaged switch

I currently have a brand new 24 port unmanaged switch. Also I just got some quad Intel NICs for a few of my servers. Therefore I am going to buy a 24 port managed switch, to setup link aggregation ...
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burnt Switches connected directly to the internet

We got a setup with a switch between the cable modem/bridge and the two router ports. We burn this switch every 6 months, and it has to be replaced. Symptoms are heavy packet loss or in general very ...
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Why would command line parameters not be recognized?

I have a small console application written in C# for .NET 4.0. The application takes 2 parameters, either "-run" or "-clr". So it would be called via command line like this MyConsoleApp.exe -run I'...
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Cisco SG300 SNTP servers always down

I'm trying to setup the SNTP of a new Cisco SG300-48 Switch in L3 mode. So far I have enabled the Main Clock Source (SNTP Servers) option (Administration -> Time Settings), set my time zone and ...
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Dell PowerConnect Link Aggregation Failover Failed

We are a small office with two Dell PowerConnect 5548 switches that, together, cover all of our servers and hosts. I had them connected using ports 47 and 48, which I placed in a LAG. Port 47 was ...
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Why don't TP-Link 24x-switches propagate clients when cascaded in two?

I'm behind two TP-Link switches those are cascaded behind a TP-Link router, which is in turn behind a consumer router that works as in modem only mode. Clients connected to the first switch work ...
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HP 5120 vlan not working

So I have this odd issue with our HP 5120 switches. The VLANs will not pass traffic unless a interface with a IP is assigned to the VLAN. Problem is there is a limit of 8 VLAN interfaces that are ...
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Measuring latency with switch and identifying flow path

I have two machines, A and B, connected via switch S1(master) and s2(slave). I want to measure latency and identify packet flow path from machine A to Switch,switch to machine B. If the link between ...
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DRAYTEK - VLANs with VLAN tagging switches / router

Our company uses Draytek routers (various models, slowly upgrading to 2860n at each site). We have recently purchased a new site, and want to split the network up into separate VLANs, so as to ...
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How to replace a fan on a 3com SuperStack 4500 unit (and where to find a fan)?

I have a couple 3com SuperStack 4500 switches with failed fans. I am not having luck locating information on HOW to actually replace the fans, or where to find a replacement/what kind. I know what ...
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Windows mounted network drives slow after upgrading switch

On our small business network our old 10/100 consumer grade switch gave up the ghost, and we replaced it with a proper business-grade gigabyte switch. After wiring it in our Linux and Mac users ...
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Connecting internet uplink to switch or firewall

While I am using Cisco kit, this isn't really Cisco related, more general network design. In the past I have connected internet connections straight in to a layer 3 core switch, 3750X's, 6509's and ...
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Routing between L2 isolated ports

I am to deploy some managed switches for FTTB/FTTH and preparing configuration to introduce isolation between customers (by disabling L2 forwarding between client ports or using private VLANs). ...
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why do I lose ping to a machine when using port mirroring / monitoring (sniffing)?

I am using port mirroring / monitoring in my 3COM layer 3 switches to look at network traffic (using wireshark). Sometimes, I have found that I loose connectivity with the remote monitor machine (...
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Juniper 802.3ad Link between Switch and Router 3x link issue

We have a live 20Gbps link between our switch and router and we are trying to add another 10Gbps link to the LAG, we've changed all the settings on both end to add the third interface to the LAG yet ...
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Cisco Auto Smartports on catalyst 2960-s

I have Cisco Catalyst 2960-s, I want to configure user defined macros on it. I searched a lot in Cisco documentation but its not for beginners :( How to create a user defined macro that runs when a ...
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IGMP 2.0 snooping switch timeout

Suppose a host computer has joined a multicast group 239.0.0.50 via IGMP 2.0. As per the IGMP 2.0 spec, when the host computer receives either a general query on 224.0.0.1 or a group wide query on ...
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Dell PowerConnect SNMP stack member monitoring

I am looking to monitor a stack of Dell PowerConnect 6248p switches via SNMP. There is a stack of 3 switches that I want to monitor. Due to the stack being 1 logical unit it only has 1 IP, so when ...
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Cisco vlan entry missing in vlan.dat, but appears in running-config

One of our vlan's (ID: 104) stopped working suddenly and computers on that vlan failed when trying to obtain a dhcp ip address. On the Cisco switch if we do show vlan, this command is supposed to ...
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Is the Foundry BR-FGS624P switch stackable by adding the 10GbE ports, or is it never stackable?

I'm looking at buying a Foundary BR-FGS624P 24 port switch which will suit our purposes now, but thinking into the future I might like to stack the switch when we add a few more servers to our rack. ...
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Tool to parse Dell PowerConnect switch configs to make them more readable and diff friendly

I've been working with many Dell PowerConnect switch configurations over the years, and even though their configuration console is quite IOS like, it doesn't manage configuration statements the same ...
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TP-LINK to HP switch connectivity issue

I have purchased 2 TP-LINK SG3424P switches to power PoE access points. Half of them are connected to one TP-LINK switch that is then connected through a trunk port to a Cisco 3560X and the other half ...
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stop arp poisoning on a 5448 powerconnect switch

We have to disable arp poisoning on our dell 5448 switch. Right now it has all our production machines running on it and I'm not a networking guy at all so I don't want to run a command that will ...