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By samirkal ·
We have a network of six intel switches connected to central intel switch router, we divided the network with vlan configurations, with all in one subnet. We have about 150 computers in our network.
The problem is that sometimes the router stops and we have to reset it to resolve the problem, we are not knowing from where the problem originates, there is a switch that we can't communicate with sometime and gives a red light in the intel device view program as if it is still functioning and theclients connected to this switch can communicate with the network but we can't update the vlan configuration.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to router problems

2 cents worth:
do you have a spare for the central router? if not, you need one. unless it is ok for you to go down for a couple days when the thing fails...
do you have a spare for the possibly flaky switch? can you swap it out? if you think it is hardware (kinda sounds like it's possible: did everything used to work? no changes but now intermittent problems, fixed by reset?)
i would get myself a 'central' router spare and put it in and get it working. then i would make sure the old centralrouter had the latest firmware, then swap it back in for a test...
i'd look up the problem of 'can't update vlan config' on the intel website. i'd try to swap out the switch that loses communication intermittently with another spare to see if that clears it up. if it did, i might further try to get the thing to fail all the way, so i can get a replacement. put a heating pad on it, cold blast it...
hope this helps...

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by thechamp73 In reply to router problems

To be totally honest I would just buy a Cisco switch to begin with.

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by dwdino In reply to router problems

Cisco, don't think so ... overkill for this application. 75% of the functionality and flexibility of Cisco products would be wasted here.

If the router has dropped more than once in six months, replace it.

Also, the core needs to be seperated. The switch should be seperate from the router. By seperating the two, should the router/gateway drop, the internal network continues. Also, a router that is designed to function as a router only is more efficient and reliable.

The core switch needs to have redundant features so that it is resilient (HP 4000M, etc.).

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