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Old 05-28-2003, 12:28 AM   #1
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US Robotics TOTALswitch network switch

Does anybody have an electronic manual for this switch or the firmware? I have looked intently on the internet for some information on it and am unable to find any.

Here's the deal, I hooked this switch up to my desktop that I intend to use as a DNS server (Server1) with two nics (eth0 and eth1).

Eth0 is to be used for the cable modem and eth1 is to be connected to one of the 100BT ports on the switch, the other 100BT port is connected to my dell server (Server2) on its eth0.

Server1 has:
local network IP address of
subnet mask of
dns1 of for localhost.localdomain.

Server2 has:
local network IP address of
subnet mask of
dns1 of
and I believe the broadcast is

However, I am unable to ping either server, one from the other, ssh into them or anything....

Any ideas?
Old 05-28-2003, 12:38 AM   #2
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do you get link lights for all the cabling?
is the switch a smart switch?
depending on the type of switch, you might have to configure it manually - if I were you I would probably make sure I'm able to ping the IPs of each machine and loopbacks to make sure everything is copesetic at that level, from there on - since its linux trying doing a broadcast ping and tcpdumping on both machines to catch all traffic...
ping -b
and tcpdump
past that, configure your systems to see eachother sans the cable modem, just server1 on eth1 and server2 on its eth interface connected to the switch. As long as your tcp addresses are good - that should work. Then add the cable modem.


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