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Im doing a project and need to show a sample of it to my colleagues asap. So I worked on it with packet tracer,but some of the link lights are showing amber(orange). I checked the corresponding line protocols and interfaces, and they are up. But link lights are orange. Anyone got an idea why?

  • I'm not sure about packet tracer, but on real switches, it means the port is not forwarding traffic (usually due to spanning tree). – Ron Trunk Jan 30 '19 at 14:54
  • Okay. So how do we fix that Ron? – Ebr Ex Jan 30 '19 at 14:59
  • You'll have to provide a lot more information: a simple diagram of your network along with the device configurations. – Ron Trunk Jan 30 '19 at 15:16
  • there you go ron – Ebr Ex Jan 30 '19 at 15:19
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    If you can, please put the image back, so others can learn from your question. – Ron Trunk Jan 30 '19 at 15:47
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Judging from the diagram, it looks like spanning tree has blocked the amber ports. That's expected behavior. You might want to set the priorities to adjust which ports get blocked.

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