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3500 switch on my home network

Posted on 2012-08-27
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Last Modified: 2012-08-27
I can not ping from my 3500 switch to my home router. Switch is and router is They are connected directly together.
Question by:jbell72
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Expert Comment

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Your computer's IP needs to be on the same subnet as the switch, otherwise you cannot ping or access it. You need to change your computers. IP to e.g.

You assign a static IP to the computer temporarily to accomplish this, you don't necessarily have to reconfigure your router's DHCP range.

Author Comment

ID: 38337201
I Am not pinging from the pc, I am consoled into the switch.

Author Comment

ID: 38337273
I Am consoled into the 3500. It has vlan 1 no shut. It is directly connected to my router which has an ip address of The light is green on the router. When I do a sh cdp neighbor I see the router on port 48, I just cant ping it.

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Sepist earned 2000 total points
ID: 38337342
The switch should be configured in the 192.168.1.X range also, two directly connect devices must be in the same subnet to communicate. CDP does not rely on IP communication to work.
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Expert Comment

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Well, you don't *have* to change the switch to /24.
It just needs a route to tell the switch /24 traffic goes to whatever IP address is on port 48.

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