CE 500 Port Configuration

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Oct 3rd, 2011

Hi All,

I have the following set-up(see attachment). All the ports are in trunk mode and have the same native vlan. But i can't remotely access switch B from my PC.

I 've tried to resolve the problem by putting the Fa 0/1 port in the router mode but it didn't change a thing.Th switch remained inaccesible.

Can someone give some tips to help me solve the issue?


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cadet alain Mon, 10/03/2011 - 03:26


leave the port as L2 port and configure an interface vlan with an ip address on the device.

interface vlan x

ip address x.x.x.x

that's all you've got to do if the pc is in same subnet as your vlan interface.



Bethuelle Mon, 10/03/2011 - 03:47

Hi Alain,

it's worth while noting that I can access Switch A and the CE 500 remotely (that is through SSH  and Telnet) but not switch B so i have the feeling that is has something to do with the configuration of the CE 500.



Alexander Maroukian Mon, 10/03/2011 - 04:27

Hi Julie,

Can you ping switch B? If yes are you sure you have enabled ssh and/or telnet and management access is accesible by the PC's network on switch B? If yes please provide sanitized config of ce500 and switch B.

Best regards,


Bethuelle Mon, 10/03/2011 - 05:34

Hi Alex,

I can't ping B. SSH and Telnet + Access Management has been configured on B. The management of all switches is 10. Ports Gi 0/1, Gi 0/2 and Fa0/1 of the CE 500 are all in native vlan 10. The ports to which the CE 500 connect to on A, B and C have as native vlan 10.

Best Regards.


cadet alain Mon, 10/03/2011 - 05:50


can you provide output of followings on B:

-sh ip int brief | i Vlan

- sh int trunk

-sh int  x/x status

-sh int x/x switchport  where x/x is port connected to CE500

-Does sh ip arp shows the PC mac address?



Alexander Maroukian Mon, 10/03/2011 - 06:42

Ok, if you try to connect from switch C command line not from the PC to switch B what is the result?

Best regards,



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