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Nortel Baystack 5510-48T Web GUI problems

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Ok, so I am new to networking but eager to learn by practice and like many others bought a Nortel 5510-48T because it was cheap and its fully managed. I wanted the large number of ports and the ability to mess with teaming and LAG. I have been at this for over a month and finally was able to use a serial cable to get into the switch but I still cant access the web gui well not totally. I probably dont have the settings right but whenever i type in my ip i cant do anything with it it just says    Access (RW) in a white box under the Nortel logo in the top left. The tab I guess you can call it that i am on is administration > System information not that i can change it or even see any other tabs im just frustrated and i cant seem to access the switch through JDM either. The only reason im even trying to access it is to set up LAG which i cant seem to figure out to do in the console. So any help would be awesome im at the end of my rope so I decided to post as i have gotten good info off this forum about my Nortel switch.
Thanks again
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When you tried via IP, did you set a static IP address in the same range on your NIC before trying to connect?

Here is a solution from an old EE article that should help you:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/23694119/How-to-config-a-Nortel-5510-and-5520-switch.html#a22368726
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Yes my switch and pc are both within the ip range that the router designated im pretty sure. When I go to the web ui set up tab in the console I put down a static ip and subnet mask in the allowed colum. That is where I am suppose to put it right.
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Also, I believe that the web interface is Java based. Where you noticing any Java-related errors? And is your version up to date?
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No I havent seen any erros and I just updated to the latest to make sure. No change unfortunatly.
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Try using a different browser. The fact you're using Chrome is probably the issue.
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Ok it didnt work in Chrome or Microsoft edge but Firefox gave me a bit more but blocked the dropdown because of security issue. I turned of all security that i could but it didnt change. thoughts? thanks again for the help
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So you have WIndows 10. Java is producing the security error, and Java doesn't work with Edge either. You're going to have to use Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Go to the Java settings via the Control Panel, and add the IP address to the Exception Site list.
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Ok so after excepting the ip in java security settings i got it to come up under Firefox properly. I still dont see anything about lacp or lag in the web gui, how do i set it up so that my teaming groups will work. It is totally different than trunks correct.
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You have to set up a trunk and while in the process choose LACP.
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I never saw a way to do it. Do you know a guide for set up or a post for that. Im sorry im still very new.
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For command line instructions....
https://blog.michaelfmcnamara.com/2009/08/lacp-configuration-examples-part1/

Within the GUI:
VLAN > MLT/LACP
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1) How do you access the command line for the switch.
2) My web gui only has MLT not MLT/LACP, does that mean i need to update the firmware. I have seen people say they configured lacp with this switch im pretty sure.
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1) You can do this via serial.
2) Go under MLT and please post a picture of what you see.
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Here is the MLT tab on the web gui and on the console
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And how about Port Configuration further up?
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Here it is does autonegotiation need to be on first
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Autonegotiation is good to have on, but would be totally irrelevant to what you're looking to do.

Here is a link that can help you with LACP from the command line:
https://blog.michaelfmcnamara.com/2009/01/hp-nic-teaming-with-nortel-switches/
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I think the problem I am having is that my switche's firmware is to old to support lacp. My firmware is FW:4.2.0.13  and SW:4.2.3.025. In this post the guy has lacp and he is running 5.1.3.025.https://forums.networkinfrastructure.info/nortel-ethernet-switching/nortel-5510-and-dell-6248-lacp-trunks/. I have looked for the files to upgrade but can't find them any thoughts.
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Avaya doesn't give out the firmware free. You'd have to have a support agreement with them, which they won't grant because you didn't buy the switch from an authorized reseller (Cisco is notorious for the same thing)
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So do you think the reason I don't have lacp support on the console or in the web gui is because of the firmware or maybe a different reason, and if it is the firmware's fault what would you recommend doing to still accomplish my goal of having three lacp teaming groups set up on my network.
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You should be able to on the command line. What was the problem that you were having with the JDM? We never did touch that topic...
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Well i am unsure of where to aquire the correct program and how to connect to the switch. I guess thats the whole process. I downloaded jdm from the avaya website do i need a specific version that fits with my switches firmware? Again im sorry for how little i understand about this and greatly appreciate you giving me soo much help and time on this topic.
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Did you ever configure JDM to use PuTTY? From a glance, it looks like you should get version 6.2.1.4 ... anything newer will only work with a limited number of devices.
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I got the correct version of jdm but dont know how to set it up with putty
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I think I just got it look right?
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Looks like it. I'm also including a link to a manual so that you have it for future use:
http://www.michaelfmcnamara.com/files/2008_09_24_LACP_802_3ad_and_VLACP_for_ES_and_ERS_TCG_J_Vant_Erve_NN48500502.pdf
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by:mickidymick
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I finally finished setting everything up 3 MLT's with LACP support total of 10nics. I just wanted to say thanks for the help masnrock there is no way I could have done it without you. The last post had perfect instructions for setting up lacp support on the switch side.
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