> > It sounds a bit like spanning tree is turned on on the switch.
> You could
> > try either of:
> > 1. Turn off spanning tree on the switch.
> > 2. Change the spanning tree settings for that port to "portfast" or
> > whatever the equivalent name is on your Dell switch.
> > It might be something else, but that's what comes to mind in my
> > experience.
>> OK - I'll give it a try.
Turning on 'portfast' works nicely. Thanks!
> If I understanding it correctly, spanning tree is only needed on
> switch-to-switch links, so I need to remember to turn it back on
> if I ever connect a switch to one of these ports. Correct?
Misunderstanding on my part there. Since I'm not turning off
spanning-tree, I don't really need to worry.
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