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ce 500 non-cisco switch

How should I configure the smartport on a catalyst express 500 switch if I am connecting a non-cisco switch like a small linksys. I dont think I can make the smartport a switch because it tries to trunk?? right??

And if I leave it as a PC it complains abouting having to many devices connected to it.

Would having it configured as something like an access point work??

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Re: ce 500 non-cisco switch

Use the "other" port type.


Re: ce 500 non-cisco switch

Now, I noticed something very odd, I kept the switch option selected on the port on the ce 500 that the linksys was plugged in to and the devices plugged in downstream behind the linksys all kept the correct VLAN assignment. Phones were in the voice vlan and PC's were in the data vlan. Does not really make sense to me how this is working??

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Re: ce 500 non-cisco switch

Configure dot1q trunk on linksys, because switch smartport on ce500 is dot1q.