I would consider myself to be fairly capable when it comes to setting up networks, but have worked mostly with the plug-and-play variety of routers/switches (D-Link, Netgear, etc). I recently purchased a 2924xl switch and a 3620 router that I will need to configure for use in a colocation environment where my consumer level D-Link hardware has not been up to the challenge of some increased volume I have been experiencing lately.
This post relates to the 2924xl. I have a console cable on order that will (I am sure) be required for the 3620 router setup - so I will be posting more questions when I get to that point of setup as well.
Since I do not have the console cable yet - I have been trying to get the switch working with basic network cabling from the switch to a computer, switch to another switch, and so on.
I have not been having any luck getting it to work. When I plug a computer into any of the ports, the connectivity lights on the computer's network card light up - but nothing shows on the port's lights on the switch.
When trying to connect the 2924xl to another switch (or simple D-Link 604 acting as a dhcp), again the other device lights up - but nothing on the 2924xl. I have tried this with both a straight-through and a cross-over network cable.
Thanks in advance for your help!