[rescue] Cisco weirdness

Phoetoid phoetoid at pyrospheric.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:11 CST 2003

yeah i guess that does seem odd....dont know...hehe maybe it was supposed
to be sent back, thats why it was packed up...but you seem to have gotten
ahold of it :)
> 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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