Dell PowerConnect 27xx switches are poorly-supported web-managed switches.
No firmware updates ever, no CLI, no SNMP, no spanning trees, etc.
I suspect you are thinking of the PowerConnect 34xx 10/100 and 5324
10/100/1000 managed switches.
Chris Buechler wrote:
> First make sure you're running the latest firmware. Older firmware on
> those is extremely buggy, the latest is a bit better. I don't touch
> the web interface on those things, though as much because I know IOS
> well and they're close to IOS as anything to do with the interface
> itself. Telnet or SSH into the switch and run 'show run' and post the
> part of your config for your trunk port.
phil at brutsche dot us