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Configuration software for Intel NetStructure 560T Switch

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Hey :)

I've just got my hands on a nice 24 port Intel NetStructure 560T switch. But - it has been incorrectly configured from the previous owner (or the one he bought it from .. I don't know), or not configured at all.

So, it's running 10 Mbit instead of the 100 it's capable of (or so I've been told)

Unfortunately the 560T is a prototype model or something and the model cannot be found on Intel's site. Neither does their Intel Device View software support this model for configuring it.

So, I'm left with searching with net .. done that .. didn't find a thing :(

So, my question is: Does anyone know where I can find configuration software for this switch ?
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by:invisibleman
ID: 7012491
What's with my English today .. ;) ..

"Neither does their Intel Device View software support this model for configuring it." ..

would be

"Their Intel Device View software doesn't support this model for configuring it."
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by:Wakeup
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Invisibleman,

I tried searching for the Netstructure 560T elsewhere and no luck as well.  You may try looking for other Netstructure manuals...as they may have made similar models with less ports or more ports etc.  Which may have the same configuration and buttons/Switches etc.
Try Netstructure 5xxT Line....or 400, or 600 if there are such beasts.  I do not know anything about the Netstructure line.  But that is my advice.

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by:invisibleman
ID: 7012588
Hey Wakeup :)

I tried looking for software for the 550 model (I think it was 550 .. anyway, it was in the 5xx line) but no luck :/

The "Intel Device View" program should be able to detect and configure Intel switches among other things. It can detect it and show me the MAC address of the switch. But it cannot "open" the device to give me more information about it, neither can it configure it.
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by:Wakeup
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Hmmm...so it is software driven?  Software configurable?

Like I said I am not too familiar with the switch.  My suggestion is posting a Question with 0 Points in the Hardware Router/Switch Topic, stating you have this problem and send a link to this question.

Go here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/routerswitch/
and tell them to come here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/hardgen/Q.20301102.html

Since maybe some of them hardware boys can help you out.

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by:invisibleman
ID: 7012611
Yes .. it's one of those switches with firmware, console serial port and all :)

But I think it can be configured just by connecting it to the network. Anyway, I'll try your suggestion with the 0p question :)
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by:invisibleman
ID: 7012615
Wakeup: I couldn't post a 0p Q .. min. 50 pts. :/ .. anyway thanks for you suggestion :)
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by:Wakeup
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Invisibleman,

Hmmm.  I forgot they changed that.  Sorry.
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by:magarity
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"a prototype model" ... "where I can find configuration software"

How the heck did you get a prototype?  If it really is, then:

1.  Configuration software is internal to Intel only and not available.  If you contact Intel, they'll tell you that you shouldn't have this thing in the first place.

and:

2.  If the prototype was good enough that the design was used in the production model.  In that case, your mission is to determine what retail model is based upon it and use that model's configuration software.

Otherwise this project is pretty much a snark hunt.
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by:invisibleman
ID: 7013816
magarity: I was told it was a prototype ... I don't know for sure. Nevertheless, the model simply doesn't exist on Intel's site.

A search on Google.com for "netstructure 560t" gives me 2 results. Both PDF files in Japaneese :/

I know they have a 550 model, but the configuration software I've been able to find doesn't work with the 560T.
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by:magarity
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You can always just call Intel directly and see what they say:

http://www.intel.com/support/9089.htm
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by:invisibleman
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That would be quite expensive as I live in Denmark :/
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by:magarity
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"quite expensive as I live in Denmark"

Compare the price of a new 24 port Intel 100Mbit switch with the cost of a phone call.  Assume a 25% chance calling Intel will get it to work.  Decide whether the value of the switch is worth the call.
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by:invisibleman
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Well .. I didn't pay for the switch .. so I don't really need it .. in other words, I don't want to spend any money on it :)
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by:magarity
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If you can't get it to work and don't want it, you can send it to me postage due.
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by:invisibleman
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magarity: he he .. naa .. it WORKS .. just only @ 10 Mbit .. :D
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