This is something I have hard time figuring out.
I purchased a bunch of 500 24 series.
I configured them with a static ip and the default smart ports (1-4= APs; 5-20=Desktops; 21-24=Switches,routers)
I connected them to my existing Nortel backbone to start before taking the Nortels out. As soon as I did I had a network storm that brought my network down, and when I try to ping them I couldn't!
Did I miss something?
The first time I tried connecting them through the G1 and g2 ports, that created the storm. The second time I connected them through port 24 and that didn't create the storm but still couldn't get network connectivity.
I used crossover to attach them to the Nortels.