Dumb down a Netgear Smart Switch

Sergio de Almeida Lenzi lenzi.sergio at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 11:38:05 UTC 2013

Em Ter, 2013-03-19 às 17:09 -1000, Al Plant escreveu:

> Aloha,
> Anybody on our list who can tell me how to set a Netgear GS108T 8 Port 
> Smart Switch (Gigabit) to pass thru to a modem under FreeBSD. I have 2 
> other (non Smart) ones working with FreeBSD just fine in my rack and 
> need to  have the new one connect with a DSL modem on a static address.
> The instructions they sent me along with the switch that was a 
> replacement for a non smart one at no charge is the type for using a 
> DHCP service on Microsoft. (I cant complain about the up grade but its 
> over kill for my purpose.
> Any help would be appreciated.


My experience with "smart" switches is at minimum "not good" 
they sometimes "block", they need "programming", I had an experience
with a dell smart switch that blocks the entire network of servers when
a  set of diskless stations boots, the only solution is to make it
finally we changed that one for about 3 cisco gigabit 48 ports dumb
and never ever heard about network problems again... 


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