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WYSE terminals, 802.1x, Cisco 3560, Dell Servers

1)We are having an issue with our WYSE terminals where users can attempt to login before they are device is 802.1x authenticated.

2) We have Dell Servers with Broadcom Gigabit NiCs. To run at 1000 Full, the card has to be configured for Auto, so I would assume that the switch should be set for auto going by best practices. However, outside vendors are saying that they read that the switch port should be locked at 1000 Full. Please share your thoughts.

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Re: WYSE terminals, 802.1x, Cisco 3560, Dell Servers


Re 2) In my experience we used to always set switches to 100Full (and still do for servers/voice kit etc) but where we use gigabit we invariably leave auto on both ends.

No problems so far.



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Re: WYSE terminals, 802.1x, Cisco 3560, Dell Servers

GB ports will support auto-negotiation for flowControl but should be set 1000mb statically if you required GB port speed.

do not set your ports to auto, force them to 1GB. (standard practice; my preference)

the ealiest implementations of GB ports did not support 'auto' as a speed type and you only had one option, 1000mb.

todays cisco switches have the ability to set 'auto' for GB speeds but i personally stay away from that and use static settings for GB ports and at most, negotiate the flowControl.

i think it a good practice to statically set your routed ports, server ports, etc. but the ability to 'auto' GB is in todays switches, so it should be possible for you to set it to 'auto' and it work as expected.