problem cascading linksys switch and mn-500 base station

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by John, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have a 5 port 10/100 linksys switch and an mn-500
    wireless base station. Each works just fine all by
    itself, but when I connect the linksys uplink port to a
    port on the mn-500, devices on the linksys switch can't
    talk with the mn-500 and vice versa. As near as I can
    tell, its some sort of routing problem between the
    switches, but I can't come up with a solution.

    Devices on the linksys can use dhcp and pick up an
    address from the mn-500 just fine, but they still can't
    hit any of the other computers and most often the
    internet connection doesn't work either (though they have
    an address).

    Any ideas?
    John, Feb 23, 2004
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  2. John

    John Guest

    Ironically enough, If I switch out one of the network
    cards for a previously unused one, and put it on the
    linksys, its able to talk to everyone everywhere. The
    others though still don't talk across the two.

    It would seem then that one of the two boxes has a really
    long memory about which MAC's are on which port and are
    misrouting the traffic. (I'm out of my league here, so I
    might be wrong). Is there a way to make the devices
    forget what they know and figure it out again? (feel
    free to email suggestions).
    John, Feb 23, 2004
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    Brian W Guest

    I believe you would need a crossover cable to use the uplink on the Linksys,
    and you can't use uplink and port 1 at the same time.

    How does it work if you connect the linksys from port 1 into one of the lan
    ports on the MN-500?

    Brian W
    Brian W, Feb 23, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    I had a similar problem I reset the linksys and the mymn
    700 then set the linksys as the dhcp server and the mn
    700 as an access point and all 3 wired and all 3 wireless
    computers could talk
    Rob, Feb 24, 2004
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