Managed Switches and Degraded Ethernet Cable.
Posted on 2012-09-13
Is it true that managed Ethernet switches such as the DLink DGS-1210-24 are much more sensitive to damaged Ethernet cables than an un-managed switch would be?
I have an Ethernet network, Mostly Cat5E cabling, some Cat5 from 1997. This network works find when using 10/100 un-managed switches. I replaced the two existing Dell PowerConnect 2324 switches with two DLink DGS-1210-24 100/1000 switches. The switches have failed multiple times with broadcast storms, in one case causing a PC NIC on the LAN to fail.
Has anyone seen a similar scenario, where 10/100 switches will work fine but Gigabit Switches will fail?