IP Downloader "Network" LED is solid red when connected to Cisco switch

Published: 2016-07-01


Last Updated: 2018-11-20


Applies To



When connecting an IP Downloader to a Cisco switch, the Network LED turns amber, then solid red. The downloader can not obtain an IP address or connect to the network. The switch does not recognize the device.


This issue has been encountered with Cisco 2900-series switches.



The Cisco 2900-series will only communicate with IP Downloader at 10MB Half-Duplex.




Configure the switch port to use 10MB Half-Duplex.






















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