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Cisco ESW-520 Not acting like a switch

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I just received a Cisco ESW-520 and all I want it to do is work like a switch.

So I opened the box, plug it in and attach a laptop according to the instructions.
Then log in, change the pass, and change the IP to our subnet.
Plug in a cable from our other switch (generic) and then plug in a laptop to the Cisco ESW-520 to verify connectivity.

It doesn't work.
I can log in with the laptop but that's it. No internet, no internal network, nothing.
REALLY frustrating  I know this is a managed switch but right now I just need it to act like a normal switch.
I know I must be missing something simple.  First time with a managed switch so not sure what to do.
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