At home, I have a firewall router (netgear prosafe fvs318g). Now I have upgraded to the latest firmware (3.1.1-08) and since upgrading the device crashes if I attach a ethernet cable that doesn't have a device attached to it on the other end.
As I am not a network specialist, I was wondering whether this is expected behaviour. Before the firmware upgrade all network cables were connected, even if no device was attached. This was brilliant as I was able to attach any device on demand in any room with a ethernet port, without having to patch a cable to the firewall router.
Is this a setting in the firewall router or a general network design issue?
Any help very welcome...