[rescue] Cisco weirdness

Thomas Gallaway rescue at port11.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:12 CST 2003

I did erase the flash:/ and tftp'd the latest image onto it and now it 
perfectly. Weird. Maybe the image got somehow corruped. who knows.

Anyways got a working 2900-xl now for free. Cant beat that.


On Nov 21, 2003, at 12:14 PM, Phoetoid wrote:

> 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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