2950 setup issues

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Ok.  So I installed a 2nd 2950 switch in our company to expand our
network.  I followed the express setup directions throughly and to the
best of my ability.

I go to 10.0.0.1 and the express setup page appears.
i fill out the fields.
IP Address 192.168.1.69 for the switch, since our network schema is
using the 192.x.x.x address.
Gateway points to the the router which is 192.168.1.1
Subnet 255.255.255.0
and the passwords.

I click submit and supposedly saves the new config to the new switch.
As instructed i then install the switch to the production network.  I
do this by plugging in port 1 in the new switch to port 16 on the
production switch.  I then connect the pc to the production network
also.  The PC connects fine and refesh its IP from 10.0.0.2 to
192.168.1.24.  The switch to switch connections on the other hand seems
to be having issues connecting as i see the leds on both ports are off.


I really hope what im saying makes sense.  What am i doing wrong?  Am i
using the wrong cable for the switch to switch connection?  Should i
use a crossover cable instead of a straight through to establish
connections?  I also tried the open gig ports and i get the same
results.  I tried going to the 192.168.1.69 to go to the device
manager, but of course it didnt work.  Any help and advice would be
truly appreciated.  Thanks.


2950 setup issues
Ok.  So I installed a 2nd 2950 switch in our company to expand our
network.  I followed the express setup directions throughly and to the
best of my ability.

I go to 10.0.0.1 and the express setup page appears.
i fill out the fields.
IP Address 192.168.1.69 for the switch, since our network schema is
using the 192.x.x.x address.
Gateway points to the the router which is 192.168.1.1
Subnet 255.255.255.0
and the passwords.

I click submit and supposedly saves the new config to the new switch.
As instructed i then install the switch to the production network.  I
do this by plugging in port 1 in the new switch to port 16 on the
production switch.  I then connect the pc to the production network
also.  The PC connects fine and refesh its IP from 10.0.0.2 to
192.168.1.24.  The switch to switch connections on the other hand seems
to be having issues connecting as i see the leds on both ports are off.


I really hope what im saying makes sense.  What am i doing wrong?  Am i
using the wrong cable for the switch to switch connection?  Should i
use a crossover cable instead of a straight through to establish
connections?  I also tried the open gig ports and i get the same
results.  I tried going to the 192.168.1.69 to go to the device
manager, but of course it didnt work.  Any help and advice would be
truly appreciated.  Thanks.


Re: 2950 setup issues
You may wish to investigate the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Config Wizard:

http://www.ifm.net.nz/cookbooks/2950wizard.html

Sincerely,

Brad Reese
2007 Cisco Salary Rates
http://www.bradreese.com/compensation-database.htm


Re: 2950 setup issues
use a crossover.

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Re: 2950 setup issues
You need to use a xover
Cos if you bought a 3750 the ports are autocross
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Re: 2950 setup issues
Thanks for the tips guys,

Ok so heres the situation.  I got the xover cables.  Installed it to
gig port1 on the production switch to gig port 1 on the new switch.

The LEDs turned to both solid greens.

So with my PC connected back to the production network, i try to ping
the ip address of the new switch which is 192.168.1.69 and i get
timeouts and i try to see if i can open the device manager in the
browser and it wont connect.

So i then unplugged my pc from the production switch and to port 1 of
the new switch,  Once i get solid green leds i then go to the cisco
device manager.  It works the device manager opens up and i see the
status of the switch etc... as instructed i then go to the Network
assistan option and see if i can download the network assistant, and of
course it fails.  I try to see if i can go to google and it wont.

Any ideas as to why this is?
What do i need to configure next?
I configured the gig port1 as a switch for its port role and the rest
of the ports as normal user and port role as desktop.
Any Ideas?  Thanks for the help...
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Re: 2950 setup issues

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How is the link between the two switches configured?  Trunk?  What vlans
need to be trunked?  What vlan are you using for switch management?  Have
you created the necessary vlans on the switch?  Perhaps your using vlan 1
everywhere so this doesn't matter.  Is the vlan interface 'up' on the new
switch.  btw .. whether the management interface is up or not won't affect
your ability to connect a pc to the switch and access the production
network.  That problem is to do with the state of the link between the two
switches.  The vlan interface is solely for switch management.

Can you connect a console cable to the new switch and do a quick port
config?  If you want to trunk all vlans here's a typical config for both
ends of the link:

switchport
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
switchport mode trunk
switchport nonnegotiate
spanning-tree bpduguard disable
by default all vlans are trunked so the config line "switchport trunk
allowed vlan all" won't appear

I don't know what the size of your network is but are you aware of vtp and
spanning-tree?   Do you need to know the status of your new switch in regard
to these technologies before you connect it to the network?

BernieM



Re: 2950 setup issues
Hi,

Thnaks for the reply.  I finally figured out what was wrong and it was
that the production switch is configured to vlan1 and the new switch is
on vlan2.  Just changed the new switch to vlan1 and the 2 are
communicating beautifully.  Thanks for all the tips and advice guys..
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