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Cisco switches, Ricoh Printers, NDPS


Hello there. I just replaced a whole bunch of hubs with cisco catalyst
2950 switches. They are either daisy chained together through their
1000 speed ports with crossover cables, or are hooked up remotely with
crossover cables on their 100 speed ports. I'm having printer issues.
We have a dozen Ricoh AP2650 printers, with internal print server
cards. The printers have been having an issue lately where they
"forget" to print. Or rather, they seem to just stop talking to
eDirectory and jobs just stack up in the eD queue object. To fix it, I
literally have to go into the web based config page for each printer
and just change the name. Then the jobs will start spitting out. This
has never happened before.

I'm thinking it has something to do with the switches, but I'm not too
familiar with configuration of network hardware. I didn't even config
the switches, so they're default.

Any help would be most appreciative!


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Re: Cisco switches, Ricoh Printers, NDPS

Is spanning tree on? You can turn on portfast on the ports that your
printers are plugged into. Also, check speed/duplex settings.

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/12.html


"IanSVT" <IanSVT.28sd9b@no-mx.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hello there. I just replaced a whole bunch of hubs with cisco catalyst
> 2950 switches. They are either daisy chained together through their
> 1000 speed ports with crossover cables, or are hooked up remotely with
> crossover cables on their 100 speed ports. I'm having printer issues.
> We have a dozen Ricoh AP2650 printers, with internal print server
> cards. The printers have been having an issue lately where they
> "forget" to print. Or rather, they seem to just stop talking to
> eDirectory and jobs just stack up in the eD queue object. To fix it, I
> literally have to go into the web based config page for each printer
> and just change the name. Then the jobs will start spitting out. This
> has never happened before.
>
> I'm thinking it has something to do with the switches, but I'm not too
> familiar with configuration of network hardware. I didn't even config
> the switches, so they're default.
>
> Any help would be most appreciative!
>
>
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> IanSVT



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Re: Cisco switches, Ricoh Printers, NDPS


Craig Wrote:
> Is spanning tree on? You can turn on portfast on the ports that your
> printers are plugged into. Also, check speed/duplex settings.
>
> http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/12.html
>


Thanks Craig. I have no idea if spanning tree is turned on. They're
default setups, right out of the box.


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Re: Cisco switches, Ricoh Printers, NDPS

It was just a thought...try telnetting into the switches or using a
webbrowser. You may see the stp settings there.

Be forewarned though, a misconfiguration can bring the whole netowrk down
(such as turning off stp on a port you actually want it on).


"IanSVT" <IanSVT.28xwbz@no-mx.com> wrote in message
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> Craig Wrote:
>> Is spanning tree on? You can turn on portfast on the ports that your
>> printers are plugged into. Also, check speed/duplex settings.
>>
>> http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/12.html
>>

>
> Thanks Craig. I have no idea if spanning tree is turned on. They're
> default setups, right out of the box.
>
>
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> IanSVT



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Re: Cisco switches, Ricoh Printers, NDPS

On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 17:30:07 +0000, IanSVT wrote:

>
> Craig Wrote:
>> Is spanning tree on? You can turn on portfast on the ports that your
>> printers are plugged into. Also, check speed/duplex settings.
>>
>> http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/12.html
>>

>
> Thanks Craig. I have no idea if spanning tree is turned on. They're
> default setups, right out of the box.


The default settings in that switch should be spanning tree on, and
portfast disabled on all ports. The easiest thing would probably be to
use a web browser and connect to the IP address of the switch, then enable
portfast on all ports connected to an end device (printer, server, PC,
etc.) You'll want to leave portfast off on all ports connected to any
switches or hubs. Also, as Craig mentioned, make sure to check your speed
and duplex settings. Your best bet would be to force the Ricoh to a speed
and duplex and then force the appropriate switchport to the same settings.

Joe
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Re: Cisco switches, Ricoh Printers, NDPS

or we could be way off...but as you suspect the switches it's a great place
to start.
"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@NOSPAMhsemuni.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2006.06.05.19.34.03.648023@NOSPAMhsemuni.com...
> On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 17:30:07 +0000, IanSVT wrote:
>
>>
>> Craig Wrote:
>>> Is spanning tree on? You can turn on portfast on the ports that your
>>> printers are plugged into. Also, check speed/duplex settings.
>>>
>>> http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/12.html
>>>

>>
>> Thanks Craig. I have no idea if spanning tree is turned on. They're
>> default setups, right out of the box.

>
> The default settings in that switch should be spanning tree on, and
> portfast disabled on all ports. The easiest thing would probably be to
> use a web browser and connect to the IP address of the switch, then enable
> portfast on all ports connected to an end device (printer, server, PC,
> etc.) You'll want to leave portfast off on all ports connected to any
> switches or hubs. Also, as Craig mentioned, make sure to check your speed
> and duplex settings. Your best bet would be to force the Ricoh to a speed
> and duplex and then force the appropriate switchport to the same settings.
>
> Joe



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