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On the S series switches of all versions:
· When you log in a switch through a console port, no default user name or password is provided. The system asks you to set the user name and password when you log in to the switch for the first time.
· Before you log in to a switch through Telnet, create a Telnet account.
· You can set the Telnet login authentication method in the VTY. If the password authentication mode is configured, set a password in the VTY. If the AAA local authentication mode is configured, set the user name and password in the AAA view. If the remote AAA authentication mode is configured, set the user name and password on the AAA server.
Leave it to me to find the answer right after I post the question. As it turns out, you have press the 'Q' key at a certain point in the console boot output, to get to the boot menu. On earlier models, there was a clear "press 1 to boot, 2 for the boot menu" prompt. On these later models, you have to "just know" when to press which key. And if you don't, you may have the pleasure of searching online for a few hours until you stumble upon the right combination of keywords. :-/
Connect the console cable, open a connection to the serial port via a utility such as PuTTY, and do the following: 1) Enter the user name "recover" and password "recover" to place your unit in password recovery mode. The unit will remain in password recovery mode for 30 seconds max. 2) Perform a hard reset by removing power, waiting 10 seconds, and then re-applying power. 3) Once the switch has rebooted, enter a new password for the "admin" user account. 4) Enter enable to leave password recovery enabled, or enter disable to turn it off. You are now logged in as the default "admin" user. Note: If password recovery has been disabled, the only way to recover access is to return the switch to 3com.
To re-enable the Console access requires the SW2900 series to be reset to its default settings via the WEB INTERFACE
- Web Interface
- Device >Configuration >Initialize To
change the Default User "ADMIN" password it is necessary to use the
-Once the unit has successfully booted and the prompt presented
-Enter "password" (without "")
-Enter "admin" when the system prompts for User
-Press the "Enter" key when the system prompts for "Old Password" (the ADMIN password was reset by the Web Interface commands)
-Enter "" when the system prompts for the New Password (where "" is the new product ADMIN password)
-Enter "" when the system
prompts to confirm the New Password In order to complete the
configuration it is necessary to save the configuration via the WEB
-Device > Configuration > Save Symptom:
SW2900 Baseline Switch - Default console access disabled following password change
From the web interface, the default user "admin" password is changed and console access is disabled Cause:
When applying the new password, by default
the service-type is set to "telnet". When applied, the default
"terminal" setting is removed thus disabling console access.
Looks to me like they never implemented the serial port. The used unit I just obtained has no signal on the serial console pins and no SMC documentation beyond plugging it in appears to exist. Likewise with TELNET access.
However you can reset the switch to factory defaults with the following procedure from a pop-up window off the login page. It worked for me.
If you have forgotten the administration password you can return the Switch to its factory default state by doing the following:
1) Remove the power cord from the back of the Switch.
2) Remove all cables from the front-panel ports.
3) Connect port 1 to port 2, on the front panel, using a standard network cable.
4) Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the Switch.
5) Wait at least 40 seconds before disconnecting port 1 from port 2.
After completing this procedure, the password will be 'smcadmin' and the network address will be returned to the default; 192.168.2.10/24.
Hi Nalinfrancis, One way you can config the LP is to log on to the serial interface and then configure an IP address to the first eth port that is available. Then connect directly to the port using a crossover cable depending on the laptop or pc that you use if it can switch put your laptop/pc on the same network that you configured on the port. Then connect via your browser to the IP address assigned to the LP. Logging with you default username and password. From there you can do all the configuration via the web interface. Regards,
Here is the user guide for this product:
Unfortunately, it says the only way to reset the factory default is to log in via the serial console, login, and change it from the menu.
Default username and password for this device is listed as volition/volition or volition and no password.
I'm afraid you may have to contact their support team to get this answer.
"For Technical Support, please contact:
1-800-265-1840 ext. 6267 "