Hey there all. I hope someone can help, We are at our wits end...
We have installed a few CE500's with the view to deploying a Wireless network. we currently have 1 ce500 in each hub, and in the initial installation we have 1 building with 3 hubs in it... Initially we have all three CE500s Fastethernet ports set to AP under smartports. After connecting the AP's to the Switches two of the hubs worth of AP's connect okay.
The third hub, which is in the centre of the building, doesn't co operate? All active ports go into 'Port Fa2: This port is blocked by Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).' Why?
Also, everytime the switch reboots, it looses its Time/Date settings? Any way NTP can be setup? Also no radius/Tacacs+ provision?
It seems as though Cisco has taken a few backward steps with this incarnation, especially with the lack of cli?
yes, STP blocks an alternate port as a result of receiving bpdus from a designated bridge. Get the id of the bridge and the port originating this bpdu from the output of CE500 (I don't know the user interface). That should tell you why this port is blocking.
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