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HP ProCurve 4000M and HP ProCurve J4115B 100/1000T module

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Hi;

I have a HP ProCurve 4000M network switch with a ProCurve 100/1000T (J4115B) module installed on the same box.  I want connect this 100/1000T module to my another HP ProCurve 2824 Gigabit switch howerver it does not work.  It looks like, J4115B runs on 100 speed only.  I go to the management page of 4000M switch and under the port configuration page, I found that I can configure this module with the following options only 100HDx, 100FDx, or Auto mode only.

I also found that it J4115B in Auto mode, it cannot be connected with HP ProCurve 2824.  However if I set it to 100FDx, it can communicate with HP ProCurve 2824 in 100 speed.

I want to build a giga-speed backbone, how can I make it work?
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by:Rick Hobbs
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If you can't set it to 1Gb, you probably have to update the firmware on the supervisor module.  The J4115B is, according to HP, compatible with the 4000.
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Support for the J4115 was added with version 7.20 of the firmware.  Version 9.28 is the current.  Go to: http://www.hp.com/rnd/software/switches.htm to get it.
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by:Jorg01
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You stated that you only can configure your module in 100 HDx and 100 Fdx or auto?  Are you sure the module supports 1000 fdx connections.

This is a rj45 module?  Are you using a Cat 6 or Cat 5e Cable?
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by:KANEWONG
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Yes, I am using a Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable.  I tried to connect this 100/1000T module to a Linksys Gigabit 8-port switch (EG0008W) directly, I saw the Gigabit speed light on my Linksys is ON, if they are communicate in 100mbps only, the light is off.
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What release is the firmware in the 4000m?  If the firmware is wrong, you can get a hardware link even if the software does not support it.
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by:KANEWONG
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I am using the latest firmware which is c.09.28 but the boot ROM is c.06.01, when I do the search at HP site, it said to support I need c.07.27 of software version but I do not know if it include boot ROM too.  I cannot locate the c.07.27 from their download site.
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If you are running c.09.28 and are unable to set it to 1000 you probably have a bad module.
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by:KANEWONG
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You are right, I called HP yesterday and they ship me a replacement right away next day.  After put the new module in, it works.
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Great.  Only thing that would make sense.  Glad to help. Thanks.
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