This feature was designed for home networks and is detrimental to the campus network. It unfortunately appears to be the default behavior of the configuration wizard. Bridging by user devices is prohibited. Computers running Windows XP on the University campus network (wired or wireless) must have this feature disabled. If detected, the network switches will automatically disable your port for 5 minutes.
|Technical note: The system that disconnects the problem port for 5 minutes is a feature of our Enterasys network equipment called SpanGuard. Cisco has a similar system called Spanning Tree Portfast BPDU Guard.|