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SRW2016 Switch Not Showing Activity on Ports

Hi All,

I have a Cisco / Linksys SRW 2016 switch, all was working fine. Powered off and powered back on a day later.

Switch powered up and the system light lit.

But non of the ports what had cables connected were active....

If you connect a network cable to the switch and then a laptop / pc .. The computer knows that there is a connection, but only gives a 169 address. Presumably because the switch cannot get to my dhcp ?

I have tried connecting a serial cable to the switch top see if I can see any error, but when running Hyper Terminal I only get the white screen and can not see any POST etc.

As far as I under stand it is a straight through cable, do I need a null modem cable to console onto the switch?

Please help !

Thanks.

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SRW2016 Switch Not Showing Activity on Ports

Hi Brad, a standard 9 pin serial cable should work fine with 38400 and no flow control. After you try to console and reboot the switch do you get anything at all? Even some garble?

What happens if you assign a static IP that is consistent to your network on to a computer? Does the switch seem to pass any traffic?

-Tom
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