ethernet port failed to initialized on 1240AP

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I have a 1240AP and I am getting the message that the Ethernet port failed to initialized is this a hardware failure or is there a setting that needs to be changed?.

Reload Command.
Xmodem file system is available.
flashfs[0]: 147 files, 7 directories
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 15998976
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 5479936
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 10519040
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 27 seconds.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:23:5e:03:fa:ba
Initializing ethernet port 0...
Reset ethernet port 0...
Reset done!
link auto-negotiating....
auto-negotiation takes 10000 milli-seconds to complete
ERROR: timeout waiting for auto-negotiation to complete
ERROR: fail to bring ethernet link up

The system has been encountered an error initializing
ethernet port. You may need to check hardware
The system is ignoring the error and continuing boot.
If you interrupt the system boot process, the following
commands will reinitialize ethernet, tftp, and finish
loading the operating system software:


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Leo Laohoo Wed, 03/10/2010 - 13:04

What is the switch model is connected to the AP?  Are you using PoE or power injector/power brick?

Leo Laohoo Wed, 03/10/2010 - 13:33

So when you do the command "sh ip interface brief" the FasthEthernet0 is showing up/up or up/down or down/down?

this what comes up

Interface                  IP-Address      OK? Method Status                Protocol
BVI1                       unassigned      YES DHCP   down                  down
Dot11Radio0                unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down
Dot11Radio1                unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down
FastEthernet0              unassigned      YES other  up                    down

Leo Laohoo Thu, 03/11/2010 - 13:15

I've never seen this issue before.  Could it be that the switches you are using have their port and duplex setting hard-coded?

Leo Laohoo Thu, 03/11/2010 - 14:15

I do pray you have a valid Service Contract because this is the next thing I can think of.  RMA.

Scott Fella Fri, 03/12/2010 - 05:24

Easiest thing is to connect your laptop to the ethernet port of the AP and see if you can initialize the port or else like Leo said.... its RMA time:)


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