- •About This Guide
- •Before You Start
- •Related Documentation
- •About the Switch
- •SFP Port
- •100BASE-FX Port
- •Console Port
- •Power Socket
- •Default Settings
- •Installing the Switch
- •Package Contents
- •Placing Units On Top of Each Other
- •SFP Operation
- •Setting Up for Management
- •IP Configuration
- •Manual IP Configuration
- •Automatic IP Configuration
- •Manually Configuring IP Information
- •Connecting the Workstation to the Switch
- •Setting Up the Switch with IP Information
- •Connecting the Workstation to the Switch
- •Viewing IP Information via the Console Port
- •Methods of Managing a Switch
- •Command Line Interface Management
- •SNMP Management
- •Setting Up Command Line Interface Management
- •Choosing a Browser
- •Setting Up SNMP Management
- •Problem Solving
- •The Power LED does not light
- •On powering-up, the Alert LED remains orange
- •A Port Status LED is flashing green/yellow
- •A link is connected and yet the Status LED for the port does not light
- •A PoE device is connected and yet the PoE Status LED does not light
- •Solving Hardware Problems
- •A device is connected to the Switch but power is not being supplied
- •IP Addressing
- •How do you obtain a registered IP Address?
- •Solving Software Upgrade Problems
- •Safety Information
- •Important Safety Information
- •L’information de Sécurité Importante
- •Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen
- •Información de seguridad importante
- •Importanti Informazioni di Sicurezza
- •Technical Specifications
- •OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 and Switch 9 FX
- •Contact Us
- •Regulatory Notices
Switch 9 and Switch 9 FX
Getting Started Guide
Published March 2005
350 Campus Drive
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Before You Start 7
Accessing Online Documentation 9
Documentation Comments 10
1INTRODUCING THE OFFICECONNECT MANAGED SWITCH 9 AND SWITCH 9 FX
About the Switch
Summary of Hardware Features
Switch — Front View Detail
Switch — Rear View Detail
SFP Port 17
2 INSTALLING THE SWITCH
Choosing a Suitable Site
Placing Units On Top of Each Other
Using a Stacking Clip
Mounting Instructions for Cement Walls
Mounting Instructions for Wood Walls
Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs
Using Power over Ethernet
Choosing the Correct
Approved SFP Transceivers
Inserting an SFP Transceiver
Removing an SFP Transceiver
3 SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT
Setting Up Overview
Preparing for Management
Manually Configuring IP Information
Connecting to the Console Port
Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information
Using 3Com Network Supervisor
Connecting to the Console Port
Methods of Managing a Switch
Command Line Interface Management
Web Interface Management
Setting Up Command Line Interface Management
CLI Management via the Console Port
CLI Management over the Network
Setting Up Web Interface Management
Web Management Over the Network
Setting Up SNMP Management
Default Users and Passwords
Changing Default Passwords
Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs
Solving Hardware Problems
Solving Communication Problems
Solving Software Upgrade Problems
Recovering from a Lost Password
Power Cord Set — Japan 58
Important Safety Information
L’information de Sécurité Importante
Información de seguridad importante
Importanti Informazioni di Sicurezza
OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 and Switch 9 FX 71
OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT
Register Your Product
Access Software Downloads
Telephone Technical Support and Repair 74
Contact Us 75
This guide provides all the information you need to install and use the following switches in their default state.
■OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9
■OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 FX
All procedures described in this guide apply to both models except where stated. Where a procedure or description applies to both the Switch 9 and the Switch 9 FX, the term Switch is used.
The guide is intended for use by network administrators who are responsible for installing and setting up network equipment; consequently, it assumes a basic working knowledge of LANs (Local Area Networks).
Before You Start This section contains information about the
CD-ROMthat accompanies your Switch.
■Online documentation for the Switch — refer to Related Documentation onpage 9 for details.
■3Com Network Supervisor — a powerful and
■A number of other useful applications.
Most user guides and release notes are available in Adobe Acrobat
Reader Portable Document Format (PDF) or HTML on the 3Com
World Wide Web site: