I've tried to setup a network with one Catalyst 2950 and one Catalyst 2900XL.
The problem is that the link wont go up.
I've tried about 5 ports and none of them worked. I get a link when connecting a computer to these ports.But there is no link when connecting to the C2950. I can connect my computer to both ports but not the switches. I can also connect a Zonet switch to these ports and they work. All ports on both switches are connected to vlan 1 for testing. Note: When booting the C2950 , i get a link. But after the bootup , there is no link. And there is nothing wrong on the post.
If you get a link with a computer there is nothing wrong with the ports . Have to have a crossover cable for this setup , there is no mdix for these switches . It should work either hardcoded or both sides set as auto . Do a show vlan and make sure vlan 1 shows active on both switches . As you do not have portfast turned on the ports it will take about 50 seconds before the ports go into a forwarding state .