Dell Powerconnect 2716, cannot connect to it

techtips

Gawd
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Hey everybody, I have a new to me Dell PowerConnect 2716 that I can't seem to get into the managed web gui.

I am using a straight-through cat5 cable connected to the desktop and the switch.
I select the managed mode (light is green) and I set a static IP address to 192.168.2.10. The switch IP / Default Gateway is 192.168.2.1.

When I try to connect, I get:
PING: Transmit Failed. General Failure.

I hope this switch isn't dead as I would like to get it up and usable in my little home network.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thank you!
 

/usr/home

Supreme [H]ardness
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Reset it to defaults. Look online for a manual on how to. I faintly remembering connecting two ports together on some models. Could be mistaken. I don't work will Dell Switches much.

Also, wrong Subforum.
 

techtips

Gawd
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Sorry, I didn't know that the question would go into the networking gallery since I didn't have any photos posted in my thread.


I managed to get into the switch. 192.168.2.1 is the IP. I had to hold down the small manage button for 30 seconds, then let it sit for 3 minutes and held it down again.

Got into it, working fine :)
 

Grentz

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Their web gui can be finicky, especially with modern browser support, but once setup those switches are ROCK solid and quick.
 
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