I got a ME-3400-24TS-A 12.2(25)EX1 that has a weird and to me unexplainable problem with ethernet negotiation. Switch is not doing any L3 and has basic software image.
F0/1 - connected to microwave backhaul bridge attached to cisco router
linked 100mbps auto / full duplex
G0/2 - fiber connection to noc cisco router
What happened is the wireless backhaul failed and was replaced. Replacement backhaul was setup with different IP than failed backhaul but on the same subnet as the switch vlan1. No other vlans created on this switch, vlan1 for management purposes.
Connected NEW backhaul ethernet interface, also setup to 100 / full auto (tried hard setting 100 full on both radio and switch port)and no difference.
From NOC router (connected to G0/2 on this switch) could ping and telnet to switch IP but could not ping backhaul IP address. From a telnet into the switch could ping backhaul interface at 1ms. No interface errors of any kind.
Connected backhaul to a linksys switch, linksys switch to same ME-3400 switch port, and preseto could ping the backhaul ehternet interface. Disconnected the linksys switch and reconnected backhaul to same switch port, and again, Presto now I could ping the backhaul IP.
Does anyone have any idea why this would happen? I am stumped on this one.