I just finished troubleshooting an issue where the link between a small workgroup switch and the switch upstream in the LDF kept going down. The workgroup switch was setup amongst a small group (10) of users and they'd basically reboot the switch when the issue occurred.

Manually setting the speed and duplex states on both switches resolved the issue. So, I've gotta ask doesn't this seem a little ridiculous to you? I mean, after all these years we're still having to manually configure these settings to maintain reliability on the switches? Seems pretty freak'in crazy to me...

Are you guys experiencing similar problems or was this an isolated case? I'm not hands-on with the gear as often as I used to be and would like your perspectives...

 
Flame on...
Josh