Hello, I have a very strange issue I hope someone can help with. I have a network in which I installed a Nortel BES1020 switch. The issue that I am experiencing is that when I connect a new device to the switch, I get a link, but the device is unavailable to the network. I do not get an IP address, if I have a static address assigned to the device it is not accessible or pingable. If I reboot the switch with the new device connected and powered on, it will then work. So what I have found is that in order for all devices to work on the network, I have to have all devices connected and powered on. If I add a new device, I have to reboot the switch. I have pulled the switch off of this network and installed at our office and the switch works fine. I have replaced the switch with the same type of Nortel switch and I have the exact same issue. Before we installed this switch we had an Avaya switch and did not have any issues. I replaced because we needed more ports and had this switch in inventory. The router/firewall that we are using at this site is a SimpleWan. I contacted SimpleWan support and they said their router should not be causing this issue, which I don't see how it would either. But the only difference between this site and my office is the router. The other thing is the switch becomes un-pingable when I connect to this network. Any help is appreciated. I am at a lost here...
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