Cicso 220-5P 50 Port Gigabit Smart Switch

Been dropped one of these on my desk as customer acquired from somewhere. They want to use it as a simple switch i.e. nothing managed etc. Is this possible as they told me when they plugged it in everything worked fine that was plugged directly into it but any linked hubs or switches didn't work. I am not a huge expert on Cisco so any help would be gratefully received?
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
Either use crossover patchcables to connect to other switches/hubs. or set the port to auto MDIX.

If connected Hub does not support autosense then you nned to use crossover cable and a fixed speed/duplex setting to the hubs capabilities. (only applies to really old hardware)
grovenetsupportAuthor Commented:
All works fine if you leave in the Net gear Pro switches its only when we introduce the Cisco to replace them it stops
Can you post the configuration from the switch?  You may have some preconfigured security measures limiting mac addresses per port etc.  If you can get to the enabled prompt and type delete startup-config, it should be in more of a usable condition for what you are expecting.
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grovenetsupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help. Post the config of the switch do you need screen shots of the pages or can I get a config file?
If you do not have the username and password, you are going to have to try to default the switch.  Go to page 279 on this manual and follow the instructions to see if you can console into the switch.  If you can get in, and get to the enabled prompt, this is where you would want to type, "delete startup-config", and restart the switch.

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grovenetsupportAuthor Commented:
Nailed it thanks worked a treat the Hyper Terminal way. Got a bit worried when it sat there for ages flashing like a xmas tree but go there in the end
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