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By cmnonde ·
I recently bought a 3Com officeConnect switch dual speed 10/100 and connected it to my network. To my surprise the Novell server running 4.11 cannot talk to switch. It keeps on connecting and disconnecting. It is working well on NT 4.0. What changes do I need to make for Novell to talk to the switch? The model of the switch is 3C16735B.

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by kevin In reply to 3Com OfficeConnect Switch

I have had problems connecting to 3com Office Connect Switches with certain kinds of networks cards. The switch and the network card can't negotiate a network connection. What kind of network card is in the server? Does the network card have a configuration utility where you can hard set the speed and duplex of the NIC. I would start by hard setting the NIC in the server to 10 MB Half-Duplex and see if the server stays connected. If that works OK then set the NIC up to 100 MB Half-Duplex.If that works then finally set the NIC up to 100 MB Full-Duplex. Your second option would be to replace the NIC in the server. I know that 3c905 & 3c980's work without a problem.

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