Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. If you'd prefer to explore, try our test area to get started. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

AUI port

Hey there!

My question is, What exactly is the purpose of the fixed AUI port on a 4500M?

  • Other Network Infrastructure Subjects
1 REPLY
Silver

Re: AUI port

According to http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/4500m/prodlit/c4500_pa.htm “Both units provide both an AUI and a 10BaseT connector for each port.” You should also read this not at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat3ks/3000/aicfgcsl.htm “Note If port 1(one) is used as an AUI port, the Link status is unknown. With AUI, the Link status always shows the status as up, but since it can not sense if an AUI link is communicating, the link is actually unknown (because of this, the use of the AUI port is not recommended). If a 10BaseT device is connected to port one, the link status operates normally and does show if the link is up or down. See the section "Connecting the AUI Port" in Chapter 5, "Installation," for more information on the use of port one as an AUI port or a 10BaseT port.”

512
Views
0
Helpful
1
Replies
This widget could not be displayed.