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# 179185 30-Aug-2015 16:42
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Hi, I have an observation that I would I want to clarify if it's normal or not.

On the HG630b, the LAN ports flash once a second and send out 512 bytes to the LAN.

I'm not sure why. Does it do this on other units people have or do I have a faulty onboard switch?

It seems to function perfectly fine. Except all the LAN ports flash exactly every second. I've disconnected everything and just hung a switch of the ports and they still flash every second.

I'm guessing the Spark firmware is polling the ports every second for some reason.

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  # 1376482 30-Aug-2015 16:53
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my Spark tg598 seems to do this too, im using it as an access point at the moment

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  # 1376773 31-Aug-2015 04:11
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I'm starting to wonder if it could be using spanning tree on the on-board switch.

I tried logging in via telnet but the login and password are not the same as the web interface.


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  # 1376838 31-Aug-2015 08:54
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What is the content of the data coming out? There are heaps of things on the routers for mDNS, upnp, and other services so I expect its just normal broadcast "hey im here" type stuff.


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