Dale, are you using twinax or twisted pair? We use twisted pair and use Balun's to attach to the twinax devices. We had one remote office that had similar problems, and it was because one of the tubes was faulty and was bringing down the whole leg. They were twisted pair, but were daisy chained. I did the same thing we do here in the corporate office, I bought them a power panel for 5250 devices and sent it out to them. Then the wiring person wired that in, and it is a star pattern instead of daisy chain. What this did was, when one device went down, it went down, and left the rest alone. Was a lot easier to find the one tube that was out then to have to check all the tubes to find out which one was out. Also, it is very easy now to go to the power panel and unplug the devices and plug them in one by one. Plug one in, it comes up. Plug in next one, it comes up, plug in next one, it doesn't come up or first one goes down, is a conflict between the two. You also have to confirm that each device has a unique address. If two share the same address what will usually happen with the power panel anyway, is that the first one to come up with that address gets the address, the other one doesn't get anything. If they are daisy chained, it seems to bring both of them down, if not the whole chain. If you are in a daisy chain twinax environment, I would really suggest you switch to a power panel star environment. It is very reasonably priced and you can usually use your existing buildings wiring too (although it must be at least cat 3, cat 5 preferred). Regards, Jim Langston +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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