The following should be sufficient to enable you to set up a Cisco\nSwitch. If you need anymore information please come along to\n[URL]http://www.Menkaura.com/Forum/index.php[/URL] and I'll try to assist some\nmore.\n\n\n\nBraindump of Useful Cisco Switch Commands (suitable for a 2950)\n\nShowing the Running configuration of the Switch. Example commands:\nshow run ' to see the conplete switch running\nconfige\nshow run int f0/1 ' to see running confige on\nFastEthernet, slot 0, port 1\nshow run int vlan x ' where x = the management vlan for the\nswitch\nshow int status ' show basic interface configuation\ninformation\n\n\nSaving the Switch Running Configuation. Example command:\ncopy run start\n\n\nDealing with Switch Logging. Example commands:\nservice timestamps debug datetime localtime\nservice timestamps log datertime localtime\nlogging buffered\n\nclear log ' clear logs if they have been on for a\nlong period of time\nshow log ' see see the switch logs\n\n\nSetting the switch clock:\nshow clock ' to see the clock settings\nclock set hh:mm:ss d m y ' clock set 14:10:55 9 sept 2005\n\n\nFinding out the general topology of the connecting network. Example\ncommands:\nshow cdp ne ' for an overview\nshow cdp ne de ' to be more specific. This gives the\nneighbour IP address\n\n\nManaging the ARP:\nshow arp ' to see the ARP table\nclear arp ' to clear the ARP table\n\n\nTroubleshooting connectivity issues:\nping x.x.x.x ' ping a known address 5 times. There should\nbe a quick response.\nping ' extended ping, followed by return to do an\nextended ping test. Can state no. of pings\ntrace x.x.x.x ' to do a trace route to an IP address\n\n\nLooking at the Switch counters:\nclear counters ' to clear all switch counters\nshow int counters ' to see all interface counters\nshow int counters error ' to see errors on all the interfaces\nshow int fa0/22 ' to see errors on a particular\ninterface\n\nSo how fast are Ports running:\nshow proc cpu\nsh cont util\n\n\nMaking changes:\nconfig t ' to go into configuration mode\nint range f0/1 - 10 ' to set changes to be make to a range\nof ports\nspeed 100 ' to set the speed of the port to 100Mb\nduplex full ' to set the line duplex to full, half\nor auto\n\n\nSetting up the Banner:\nconfig t\nbanner motd ^C\n<paste in the text>\n^C\n\nWorking with VLAN's:\nshow vlan\nshow vtp status\nvlan database\nvtp transparent|server|client ' Choose wisely here!! Swithces come\nout of the box in Server mode!!!