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Netgear switch GS748T smart switch needs reboot very frequent

I have a serious problem with my netgear switch it gets hung very frequently and needs a reboot or restart to get it back working. I have spanning tree disabled and DHCP is disabled, i don't have any VLAN configured or in use. However it gets hung could you please tell me what could be the reason?

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(Answering a six-year-old question...)

From the description--especially the part about having "spanning tree" disabled--the first thing that I would do is look for network loops. STP/RSTP ("spanning tree") detects these loops, and disables ports to prevent packet storms. If that is the problem, enabling STP should clear it up--but you also want to make sure you want those loops in the first place.

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