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I cannot PING VLAN 1 from the console on my Cisco Catalyst 2960

Posted on 2011-03-16
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Hello,

I made the following configurations on a freshly reset switch and I cannot PING it from the managmement console.

switch# conft
switch(config)#int VLAN 1
switch(config-if)#ip address 192.168.100.3 255.255.255.0
switch(config-if)# exit
switch(config)#exit
switch# wr

When I try to ping 192.168.100.3 from the console there are no replies.  Is there anything I am doing wrong?
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Is the IP address you are pinging from on that subnet? If not, then you need to set the default gateway,

ip default-gateway 192.168.100.x

Also, at the switch console prompt, type "sh ip int Vlan3" and verify that the Vlan interface is up.
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by:evansjam
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Yes it is.  I looked at the SH ip VLAN 1 and it is down.
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by:wgray05
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The VLAN is probably administratively down then.. Go into the vlan config and type,

no shutdown

exit back to the main console screen and see if the ping works.
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by:wgray05
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From your config above, here would be the steps:

switch# conft
switch(config)#int VLAN 1
switch(config-if)# no shutdown
switch(config-if)# exit
switch(config)#exit
switch# wr

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by:RKinsp
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afaik Interface VLAN will stay down until at least 1 port on that VLAN goes up.

Plug anything on a port on VLAN 1 and try again.

-RK
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by:Cigeo
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Try als to configure a default gateway to the switch and then try again

Switch(config)#ip default-gateway <ip_to_the_router>
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by:kdearing
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@RKinsp is correct.
The VLAN will stay down until an assigned port comes up.
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by:evansjam
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Hello all and sorry for the late replies.  My Internet is back up and running again.  Two of the ports that are within VLAN 1 are up.  I do not have the switch attached to a router so do not need to configure a default gatway (I have not done this in the past).  Sadly I still cannot PING VLAN 1 from the console.  Is there anything else I can try?
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by:Cigeo
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Can you post the run config ?
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by:Cigeo
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Can you try to configure a loopback lets say 10.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 and the try to ping...
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by:evansjam
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Hello all.

Thanks for your help but I managed to find the problem.  I did not issue the command "No Shut" on VLAN 1.  Now that this has been issued I can ping it.

Cheers,
James
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