Baystack 302F Network Switch

Posted on 2005-03-21
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I recently purchased a network switch off of ebay and the previous owner (not the ebay seller) didn't reset the switch.  I can't figure out the password to get into the switch and change settings.  You have to have the password to set a different one, clear the current one, load defaults, etc.  I already tried calling Nortel and I don't have a service contract for them to help me.  Their site only has a user guide which is no help to me.  I tried googling for a couple of days and no such luck.  Any help would be appreciated on resetting the switch or some kind of backdoor password.

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ID: 13598587
You have 2 options: first one - pay Nortel for your case and this would not be cheap, or second - contact your seller and ask him to provide you with password or refund it as it is not operatable!
Baystack switches are not like Cisco - there is no password recovery procedure by end-users ...
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ID: 13598599
I have seen, you opened case on tek-tips, by the way, have you read this thread:

Guys are managed to get into Baystack switch using default password "secure" and also using NetIcs procedure ...
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ID: 13598606
Also, you can try following (works for Baystack 470)

attach terminal (note the DB9 has pins 2-3 opposite to Extreme)
while powering on the switch, hold down Ctrl-C
wait for a few bootup lines, and you will be presented with a few one letter commands.
choose "i" and answer yes. this erases the config.
select "a" to continue bootup. Ctrl-Y to login. You now have factory defaults for all settings.

Extreme password recovery

unplug the power and plug it back in with the space bar held down on the console. If you miss the boot menu, try again, it is a very fast process.
Once you get the "BootROM-> " prompt, enter "h" (for help) and you will see your options.
1: Select primary code image
2: Select secondary code image
3: Select primary configuration
4: Select secondary configuration
b: Change baud rate
d: Force default configuration
f: Boot on board flash
h: Help
k: Erase selected configuration
p: Boot PCMCIA card
s: Load code image from serial port using XMODEM
Type in the option for "Force default configuration" and then "Boot on board flash"
Restore the configuration from the tftp server.
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Author Comment

ID: 13613651
Tried everything you said so far, and nothing.  Any other ideas?

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Expert Comment

ID: 13635216
Did you contacted your seller ? He definitely HAVE TO provide you with access to this device as you owning it now ...

Author Comment

ID: 13636453
Yes, I did contact the seller, but he unfortunately isn't the original owner of it.  He is a liquidator for the company that owned it.  I tracked down the company and they helped me out.  Thanks though.


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