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I need to change the root password on the switch.

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I can't figure out how to assign/change the root password on the PC5448.  The switch is new but when i connected to it via the console port, the wizard didn't come up like it was supposed to.  I basically just wanted to assign the IP and change the root password so I could continue to configure the ports through the HTTP page.  

The IP is assigned so i just need to know the command to change the password.  
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You should check the knowledge base first ... this may answer your question.  Cheers -

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Networking_Hardware/Routers/Q_22468379.html
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by:LarsArvidson
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The knowledge base covers commands to change passwords for other switches and routers.  What are the commands used to change the admin/root password for a Dell PowerConnect switch?
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console(config) # username root password letmein level 15

But I could be whistling dixie for all I know, lol.

Maybe reading the manual and user guide would help though:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/54XX/en/index.htm

craig
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Thanks for the help.
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