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  1. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) What Types of Ports can be Used for FTP File Transfer?

    If the FTP client software has been installed on the client and the client can successfully ping the server, the FTP file can be transferred successfully. All the Ethernet ports can be used for FTP file transfer.

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:34
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  2. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) How Do I Upload and Download Files?

    You can upload or download files through FTP, TFTP or the console port. ● The following example shows how to back up the configuration files to TFTP server with the IP 192.168.0.148 and name this file config.cfg: Switch #copy startup-config tftp ip-address 192.168.0.148...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:32
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  3. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) How Do I Save My Device Configuration?

    You can use copy running-config startup-config command in privileged EXEC mode to save the device configuration information. You are suggested to save the device configuration information before cutting off the power or rebooting the switch to avoid losing the new configurations.

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:25
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  4. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration)How Do I Restore the Switch to Default Factory Settings?

    For the switches with a Reset button, press the Reset button for at least 5 seconds to restore all the configurations to factory defaults. The default login username and password are both admin. For switches without a Reset button, you can use reset command in privileged EXEC mode to reset the...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:23
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  5. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) How Do I Use the Web System to Log in to the Switch?

    Enable the HTTP server to use the web system to log in to the switch. As the HTTP server is enabled by default, you can use the web system to log in to the switch directly.

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:15
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  6. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) What Are the Different USB Ports?

    For TP-Link switches, there are two kinds of USB ports: Micro-USB console port and standard USB port. Micro-USB console port: It can be used for console connection. If you are using the USB port on the MAC OS X or Linux OS for console connection, there is no need to run a USB driver. If you are...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:13
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  7. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) How Do I Configure an IP Address for the Management Port of the Switch?

    The management port is used for out-of-band management which means you can use a a dedicated channel to manage the switch. Thus the control information can be separate from the data information. Users can manage and monitor the switch without occupying the Ethernet port on the switch and the...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:09
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  8. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) Can the Web-based Network Management System on the Switch be Disabled?

    For T2500-28TC/T2700G-28TQ/T3700G-28TQ, the web-based network management system cannot be disabled. For other switches, you can use no ip http server or no ip http secure-server command to disable the web-based network management system. When the web system is enabled, it will produce...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:08
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  9. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) How Many VTY (Virtual Teletype Terminal) User Interfaces Does a Switch Support?

    By default, the switch allows a maximum of 5 VTY users at a time. You can set the maximum number of VTY users allowed using the line vty startlinenum endlinenum command in Global Configuration Mode. The switch can support at most 16 VTY users. The following example shows how to set the...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:06
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  10. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) Why am I Unable to Log In to the Switch Using Telnet?

    The possible causes are: No reachable route is available between the PC and switch, so a TCP connection cannot be set up. Use the ping command to check whether the switch is reachable from the PC. 1) The telnet function is disabled. You can use telnet enable command in Global...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:03
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  11. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) What is the Default BootUtil Password of the Switch?

    No password needed. The switch does not support setting the BootUtil password.

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 02:00
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  12. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration) How Do I Set the User Access Levels?

    The TP-Link switches have four levels of privilege: Admin, Operator, Power User and User. Admin: Able to modify and view all settings of each function. Operator: Able to modify and view most of the settings of each function. An operator cannot, for example, access the User Management...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 01:41
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  13. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration)What Should I do if I Forget the Username and Password for Login?

    You can use reset command in Privileged EXEC mode to reset the system, or you can try the following: 1) Connect the console port of the PC to the console port of the switch and open a terminal emulation program. 2) Power off and restart the switch. Perform the action indicated by the...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-09-2018 01:30
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  14. Lightbulb (FAQ_Basic Configuration)What is the Default Username and Password for Login?

    ✪ Console Login (only for the switches with console port) The username and password are not required. ✪Telnet Login The switch supports login local mode and login mode. Login local mode is the default setting. (T3700G-52TQ only support login local mode) Login local mode: The login...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 02-08-2018 09:08
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  15. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching) Can the Switch be Configured Not to Block the Port After Detecting Loops?

    You can configure the switch to send alerts and block the port, or only send alerts. The alerts include sending a trap message and generating an entry on the log file. To block the port, you can choose the block mode as port-based or VLAN-based. ■ Port-based: Totally block the port. No...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:34
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  16. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching) In Which Scenario Can I Use Loopback Detection Function?

    Loopback detection detects loops on a network by periodically sending loopback detectionpackets. There are two types of loops: ■ Loops that occur on a single port If the detection packets are received by the same port, a loop occurs on this port. Twotypical scenarios are shown below: ...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:32
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  17. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching) How Do I Detect Loops on the Network?

    You can use loopback detection function to detect loops on the network. Follow the stepsbelow: 1) Use the loopback-detection command in global configuration mode to enable loopbackdetection globally. 2) Enter the interface configuration mode of the suspicious ports, and then run...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:23
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  18. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching) Why Can’t the Switch Learn a MAC Address?

    In privileged EXEC mode or any configuration mode, try the following: 1) Use the show mac address-table security vid vid command to check whether a MACaddress learning limitation is configured in the VLAN that the port belongs to, andwhether the number of MAC address entries learned by the VLAN...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:21
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  19. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching) Are TP-Link Switches’ STP Function Compatible with a NonTP-Link Device’s?

    TP-Link switches use the standard STP protocol. Whether a TP-Link switch’s STP function iscompatible with a non-TP-Link device’s depends on the protocol running on the non-TP-Linkdevice. If the non-TP-Link device runs a standard STP protocol, including STP, MSTP, and RSTP,the TP-Link switch can...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:18
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  20. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching) How Many Member Ports Does a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) of the Switch Support?

    One static LAG supports up to eight member ports. All the member ports share the trafficevenly. If an active link fails, the other active links will share the traffic evenly. One LACP LAG supports more than eight member ports, but at most eight of them can beactive. Using LACP protocol, the...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:15
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  21. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching)Why Does the Bandwidth Not Increase After Link Aggregation Group (LAG) is Configured?

    Please try the following: 1) Use theshow etherchannel num summary command in privileged EXEC mode or anyconfiguration mode to check whether the LAG link is up. 2) Make sure the load-balancing algorithm is configured properly. The switch will choose the port to send the received packets...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:10
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  22. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching) How to Configure Load Balancing in a Link Aggregation Group (LAG)?

    In global configuration mode, enter port-channel load-balance { src-mac | dst-mac | srcdst-mac| src-ip | dst-ip | src-dst-ip } command to configure the load-balancing algorithm forLAG. The following table shows the detail description of each option. Please properly choose the...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:07
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  23. Lightbulb ( FAQ_Ethernet Switching) Why Do Some Configurations Fail After the Port Joins a Link Aggregation Group (LAG)?

    For functions like IGMP Snooping, 802.1Q VLAN, MAC VLAN, Protocol VLAN, VLAN-VPN,GVRP, Voice VLAN, STP, QoS, DHCP Snooping, and the basic port parameters includingSpeed mode, Duplex mode, Jumbo size and Flow Control mode, the member ports of an LAG follows the configurations of the LAG logical...

    Started by TP-Link_Document‎, 01-22-2018 09:00
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