Should we auto-negotiate our speeds with our network hardware?

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Our department had a bit of an issue where our multiple servers have been losing network connectivity for some reason. Each time, we have to do a hard reboot. This has been happening for quite some time. But we did find out what's happening: Our switch is reporting 100 MBPS for the port so we have disabled our auto-negotiate and set it to 1,000 MBPS. But here's our questions: Has anyone ever run into auto negotiate issues with their networking hardware? Is 1,000 MBPS a good fixed speed? Thanks!

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  • TheRealRaven
    It's good if the equipment can handle it. That includes endpoints, all devices along the route, cabling and connectors.

    If it's intermittent, cabling and physical connections should be the first thing to test in a local network. Replacement of cables is about as easy as any testing can get.
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