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Gig port

Hello All ,

I am replacing old 2960 with new 2960-S series swicthes .In old enviorment we only had 10/100 ports but on new switch we only have Gig ports .

I was wondering if there is any option to limit the traffic to 100Mb on switch port without chardcoding the port to 100Full .

Thanks for help



Gig port

Well, it should be running at auto duplex, so if you have 10/100 cards and not 10/100/1000 cards, it shoudl run at 100 full, via auto negoitation. Or I guess, you can always rate-limit the ports to 100.

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Gig port

Thanks John ,

Can you advise how can I rate limit port to 100

Gig port

Well, even with rate limiting, that's not going to stop something getting full duplex. Do the users not have 10/100/1000 cards?

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I believe, some newer switches will allow limiting port speed to 100Mbps without requiring 100/full hardcoded.  (I.e. believe they can "appear" as an auto 100 - "speed auto 10 100".)

Also believe 2960 can logically rate limit to 100 Mbps, but if hardware can work as described (above), that would be a better option.

If remote side isn't hard coded to 100/full but can't do gig, it should run at 100.  If it can do gig, is there an important reason to preclude it from doing so?

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