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Cisco Smart Port Roles and non cisco devices

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I have a question regarding applying smart port roles and connecting non cisco equipment to it.  What exactly does the smart port roles do? And I am plugging in a non cisco switch/access point should i set the role up accordingly?  Also If i have a internet webcam what role should i use for that?

Sorry for the newbie question i just dont want to set it up wrong and get port error disabled or get lower performance.
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Smartport is simply a macro that applies common configuration parameters to an interface for a particular function.

For example, there is a smartport macro for desktop devices, phones and switches and routers. The "switch marco turns on trunking and sets the spanning-tree link type to point-to-point among other things.

A webcam would fall under the "desktop" category.


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perfect thats exactly what i was looking for.
One last thing. i have a fibre media convert to a switch that connects to another switch, is the media converts transparent? Should i apply the role as a switch?
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Yes. The converter is transparent.
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Ok. Same as a point to point wireless bridge to I assume?
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