new Catalyst Express 500 problems

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We just purchased 4 CE switches and I'm trying to configure the 1st one. When I select Static and give it an IP address of, and select submit, it kicks back an error of " is (well, basically it doesn't like it.) but if I put in which is not an IP address on the network, it will take it. According to the manual, the ip addresses in the network cannot be configured on this switch. I'm confused. Did I completely miss something?

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aborole Sat, 08/11/2007 - 06:44
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Maybe the error messages and guide does not specify the exact addresses not allowed - its possible that some addresses like 10.0.0.x and 192.168.x.x are not allowed since they might be used internally - that is the best guess. I hope someone who has a better understanding of this, will give us more information!

steve.busby Sat, 08/11/2007 - 08:08
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Please post the error you are receiving.

aazim Mon, 08/13/2007 - 12:18
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If your switch is running 12.2(25)FY then I recommend that you upgrade to the latest IOS release which has resolved a number of issues including the issue that you are refering to.


aborole Tue, 08/14/2007 - 10:35
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The problem is fixed in 12.2(25)SEG4 - which should be available sometime soon (date is not known yet)

alberto.m Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:45
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I worked with Gene and we resolved this issue.

We reset the configuration using the link below.

Followed the section on "Reset the Switch When the Device Manager Is Not Available."

Switch rebooted and we logged into , some IOS versions may default to

Ran the erase system configuration and the switch rebooted.

After the reboot we held the setup button down till port 1 led flashed green.

Connected to that port, logged into the GUI and we were able to assign the ip address ok.


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aborole Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:49
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Thanks. That is good information - are you saying that the switch no longer gives the message "The IP Addresses in the network cannot be configured on this switch." if you try to use IP address from that range ?

alberto.m Tue, 08/14/2007 - 14:52
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That is correct. We were able to assign an ip address on the network.


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