I am trying to help a small catholic school in NC. They purchased a CE 500 24TT swith and I am having a problem connecting other (non-cisco) switches and hubs to it. Specifically, a 4 port hub in their library goes to a 6 port switch in a closet that connects to a port on the CE 500. The port that the switch in teh closet connects to is defined as a "switch" smartport. All the PCs are static IP'd and when you turn them on they lose all connectivity. I can't even ping the CE 500 or any other network device. I have tested all of the cable connections using a laptop and they are good. What is going on? Is it smartport related?
I have this problem too.