[rescue] Cisco weirdness

Thomas Gallaway rescue at port11.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:10 CST 2003

Well I was thinking so too but the fact that the switch was still in 
it's original
wrapping aka sealed and there was no dirt/dust anywhere visible and also
that the fact when I consoled to it first it ran me true the initial 
setup procedure
makes me think this switch never has been used before.

I agree on the being late thing. Been a long day..

On Nov 21, 2003, at 1:16 AM, phoetoid wrote:

> It sounds like they may have tossed the switch because it has faulty
> ports...which in my feeble knowledge could mean lots of things, such as
> bad memory on the ports, or perhaps the backplane of the switch is bad,
> or a million things I cant think of. It sure sounds like you are going
> to be out of luck with this one if I read it right. Sorry to say
> so...but let some smarter people reply and then see what they say, its
> too late at night for me!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
> Behalf Of Thomas Gallaway
> Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 8:16 PM
> To: The Rescue List
> Subject: [rescue] Cisco weirdness
> I rescued a cisco 2900-XL out of a dumpster. Turns out the guy's gave
> it a extra toss
> so some of the plastic got bent but it still was in it's original
> wrapping and never uses.
> By the way this is the 2U unit with 16 * 10/100 ports and 2 expansion
> bay's.
> After turning it on first I used the wrong serial cable and all I got
> as output from the
> serial port was jibbrish and crap. I could read some of the words but
> most was just
> jibbrish. Well upon switching the rj45 to serial plug thing now I am
> getting a correct
> serial output.
> So the switch works, I can plug in stuff but here is my problem. Not
> every NIC or
> switch I connect works. This is total random. I am able to connect a
> sun nic, a switch
> and a wireless access point too it but an PC's nic or another
> switch/hub will not get
> a link. I tried all ports and different cables and did not seem to find
> anything usefull.
> I was able to upload the latest IOS image to it but that did not fix
> it. It does not seem
> that the switch really is bad as I can connect to every port and telnet
> into the switch.
> It is just that I can not plug everything into it.
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