SMC to Linksys SRW224 switch replacement & Cisco Pix 501
Posted on 2004-10-29
I am remotely administering a location in Cincinnati. I am in Dallas. The location has 16 users connected through a Windows 2000 network on XP Professional. We had purchased a Linksys SRW224 24 port switch to replace the SMC 16 port switch currently in place. Last night, I had one of the guys there replace but the users could not access any network devices until the PIX 501 was power cycled. I don't know if this truly did anything or not. This morning when I got in I received a call from Cincinnati stating that the users were not able to access any network devices again. I was unable to connect via VPN but was able to remote into the switch's web interface. I could see nothing really going on out of the ordinary. The users are able to access the Internet as well as send & receive email but could not access network drives or print. Any ideas? Now that I type this out it occured to me that my NIC on the server might need to be adjusted or the port on the switch might need tweaking????