Well, I did a stupid thing tonight…
Balance 210 router. I noticed an entry in the the log that one WAN port was going down and up sometimes at 100 mbps and sometimes at 1 Gbps. I hadn’t noticed a real world problem, only the repeated log entry.
As I was looking around the web interface, I went to the Port Setting page under LAN, and wanted to do what I thought would be a harmless test (I thought I would do a little harmless testing with a laptop to a lan port without disrupting the wan)
LAN ports were all set as access and were set to auto speed.
I changed the speed dropdown to 100 mbps and all was fine.
I then changed it to 1 Gbps and I believe I unchecked the box “advertise speed.”
Then all lan lights went off.
And I lost connection to the unit the moment I hit “apply” and cannot connect again.
In windows 10, I had my lan adapter set to auto negotiate. I changed it to 1 Gbps link speed. Still nothing when connected to the balance – ipconfig /all shows media disconnected when connected to the balance lan (works fine connected to a different switch with link speed set at 1 Gbps.)
Tried another laptop also set to 1 Gbps link speed, and still no connection to balance lan. ipconfig /all shows “media disconnected.”
The balance is not managed with incontrol and admin access is set to lan only.
How do I reconnect to it?
Is factory reset the only way?
Would it be expected that unchecking “advertise speed” would turn off all lan ports entirely?
Is there a windows setting that I should try changing to connect to the balance 210 with “advertise speed” unchecked on the balance?