How do I set up STP/RSTP/MSTP and Alpha Ring on an EtherWAN Switch?
For the complete instructions, please refer to the PDF file.
Choosing the Spanning Tree Protocols
The Spanning Tree algorithm works by designating a single switch (The Root Bridge) in the network, as the root or the parent to all the switches. All the switches in the network will use the same algorithm to form unique paths all the way back to the Root Bridge. Some switches establish a blocking point (a port on a switch) somewhere along the path to prevent a loop. There are 3 versions of the Spanning Tree protocol, STP, RSTP, MSTP, and they are all backwards compatible with each other...