Solved

Password for 3com 3824 switch

Posted on 2009-05-19
3
2,771 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have an unused 3com 3824 3C17400 switch that needs to be reset to default settings before being used.  Before I am able to do this I am prompted for a password.  The password I had been provided with by previous IT staff does not work.  Is there a way around this?
0
Comment
Question by:UmpsQld
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:KevinCovert
ID: 24429084
If I remember right you should be able to either configure it  via a serial cable without a password, or interupt the boot process.

here a link to the documentation to it, it says that there is no default password (blank) try the good old enter key to see if you can get in.

ftp://ftp.3com.com/pub/switches/3824/swd01_10.pdf
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
KevinCovert earned 500 total points
ID: 24429095
If you can get to the command line the syntax is "system control initialize"

Pulled from the link I provided above

"
Reinitialize the Switch to factory defaults using the
system control initialize command. The
Switch will have to be reconfigured to your site specific
information, this includes VLANS.
"
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:UmpsQld
ID: 31583390
Thanks.  After reading through the link provided was able to access.  Had to be VERY quick to access the backdoor function.
0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Adding switches as opposed to running cables 4 156
Booster, Repeater, or Wireless Access Point 9 51
Ping Through ASA Firewall 6 38
Advertise subnet not directly attached 6 30
In this tutorial I will show you with short command examples how to obtain a packet footprint of all traffic flowing thru your Juniper device running ScreenOS. I do not know the exact firmware requirement, but I think the fprofile command is availab…
I eventually solved a perplexing problem setting up telnet for a new switch.  I installed a new Cisco WS-03560X-24P switch connected to an existing Cisco 4506 running a WS-X4013-10GE Sup II-Plus. After configuring vlans and trunking,  I could no…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question