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Doesn't Auto-Negotiate Port Speeds Properly
on October 29, 2013
Warning, If you unplug the ethernet cable, or reboot the device, you may have to reboot your switch also. After talking to Startech.com techsupport it seems some switches (both I have in my environment by the way) have an issue auto-negotiating port speeds and never fully link up. They keep dropping connection over and over until you reset both the unit AND the switch.
This happens to both my Linksys SRW2024 and Dlink DGS-1024D switches.
I have swapped out the first set of units thinking they were just a bad run, however, the new ones do the same thing. Keep this in mind if getting to the switches could be an issue every time there is a power outage or you unplug the cable.
The solution from startech was either buy this model: ET91000SC2
Set the switch to always run 1gb and not auto-negotiate.