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Reset password on a Cisco 3500 XL Catalyst switch

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Hi

I have inherited a network in new employment containing two Cisco 3500 XL Catalyst switches, connected to each other between buildings with two core fibre.

I want to access the web based configurator of these devices, but do not know the username of password. I gather the Cisco default for these particular switches is 'cisco' and 'cisco' - but this doesn't work.

Can I reset the password? Would this need a complete factory reset?

Would there be any existing configuration on the switches to enable the fibre links to work, would this get trashed on a factory reset?

Any information much appreciated.


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by:LucF
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Hi localgareth,

Password Recovery Procedure for the Catalyst 2900XL, 3500XL, 2940, 2950, 2955, and 3550 Series Switches
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/474/pswdrec_2900xl.html

Greetings,

LucF
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LucF - thanks for the quick reply.

Would this trash any existing configuration apart form the password?

I would have no idea how to configure the fibre links if this does get trashed, and can not let this happen.


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All settings should remain the same.

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Thanks!

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by:LucF
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Just a warning, make sure that you follow every step carefully.
Otherwise you might loose all settings of the switch.
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Okay, thanks.

Just out of interest - would there be any configuration in setting the fibre links up between the two swtiches, or would this just work automatically?


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This should work automatically with the default settings :)

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Many thanks.


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You're welcome ;-)

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