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Procurve 2124 Switch

Neil Richardson
Frequent Advisor

Procurve 2124 Switch

As a volunteer assisting a charity with their IT problems, I have been asked to install an additional network connection for a PC.

There are no manuals or records for which port goes to which socket.

I have 30 years experience in computer hardware, but little direct exposure to administrating switches/hubs/etc..

There are 21 PCs (mainly HP d530S) using the 24 port switch. I believe there must be an available port to use. I would like to avoid physically tracing all the cables through the building superstructure. Can anyone tell me if I can query the switch for port allocation?

Any tips or a link to a user manual would be a great start.

Thanks, Neil
Still supporting Bill, bless him.
2 REPLIES
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: Procurve 2124 Switch

Hi Neil,

It's an unmanaged switch so... there is nothing you can do short of tracing the cables or disconnecting them one a time to figure out who is who.

If there is a free port, simply just plug a new client into that port. Otherwise you will need to determine with the Link LED's what ports may be available for use.

The manual can be located here:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/j4868001.pdf

Matt
Neil Richardson
Frequent Advisor

Re: Procurve 2124 Switch

Thanks for a good starting block Matt.

Neil

Still supporting Bill, bless him.