• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1619
  • Last Modified:

Netgear GSM7248 Password Issue

I think we have changed the admin password on our Netgear GSM7248 managed switch to one which includes illegal characters as we now can not log into it :-(

Other than a factory reset is there anyway of recovering the unit?
0
David_J_G
Asked:
David_J_G
  • 2
1 Solution
 
Ernie BeekCommented:
Afaik, netgear doesn't have a way to change the password when it's lost by means of a boot interrupt and fiddling with the register (like cisco). I'm afraid you really need to factory reset it.
0
 
David_J_GAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
As I expected, unfortunately.
0
 
David_J_GAuthor Commented:
Just a quick update.
This switch only allows 8 characters in its passwords.
If you enter more than 8 characters it only stores the first 8.
If you then try to login with more than 8 it takes them into account and indicated a failed login.

For example if you try to change the password to: abcdefghij (10 characters) it will store abcdefgh as the password.
If you then try to login with all ten characters if fails the login.

Hope this helps someone else :-)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now