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Well, I have seem to run into a problem recently. After I called up my ISP they came out here and said there was a problem with one of my switches. We went through and tested each piece of equipment with a laptop and a wired CAT5E cord.

We finally came to the culprit, a 8 port linksys switch.
Now, I know there are ways to reset things like the caches and memory, but I am not sure how to do it. Power Cycling does absolutely nothing. In fact, I powered down the entire house and it didn't do anything to help the situation.

I was wondering if any one knew what could be shorted on the switch to be able to make if clear the memory. If no one knows, I will just have to use my yearly best buy return with no receipt policy.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 9
Well most switches lose their memory when you reboot it or power it off. It might just be going bad unless its one of the cisco switches that you can configure with hyper terminal then theirs way to reset them.
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post #3 of 9
To clear its memory... like it's MAC table? What kind of security are you using on it? MAC filtering, WEP, etc...
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post #4 of 9
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I guess I will just have to go use my return policy then... because I really can'tt figure out anyway to fix it. Now... I just need to find the box.

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To clear its memory... like it's MAC table? What kind of security are you using on it? MAC filtering, WEP, etc...
On the switch, nothing. It is a unmanaged switch. On the router the connection works fine.
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post #5 of 9
If you're willing to crack it open it most likely has a battery installed, this is so that during a short power outage (like rain) you don't loose your tables. Or you could leave it unplugged overnight, SHOULD clear the caches etc.
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Does it not have a recessed hard reset button on the back? That sets switches/routers and such to their default configuration.
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post #7 of 9
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Nope. I am just getting a replacement from linksys. Already called them up. Since it isn't really under warranty, but they really don't care I guess, they are giving me a new one.

If it was like 5 years old, then I wouldn't mind cracking it open.
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Out of curiosity, which 8 port switch model is it?
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