On a normal Dell switch, if we disable Spanning tree, does it still take 30-50 seconds for the access ports to come in working condition ? Secondly, if a PC has been booted up for 1 min, the STP convergence time starts after that or before that ?
Basically, the DHCP requests are really taking long (30 seconds) ..... DHCP server is on the LAN
Secondly, if ive a Dell switch (STP disabled) connected to a Cisco 877 router (that has STP enabled), then will the Cisco switch give its spanning tree info to Dell switch and the dell switch would somehow become active with Spanning tree ? I dont think so but just double checking ! I know this second bit is a stupid question to ask but am just clarifying the doubts of one of the guys