How to reset a Cisco 3548XL-EN to factory settings

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I purchased a Cisco Catalyst 3548XL on Ebay as I begin to prepare for my CCNA Exam.  The seller doesn't have the username and password for the switch so I want to reset the switch to factory settings so I can start using it.  Can anyone provide me with details on how to do this?  TIA.
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    by:Larry Larmeu
    You'll need to recover the password first, which can be done with this guide:
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    hold the mode button when powering on

    Then enter



    ren flash:/config.text config.old


    del flash:/config.text config.old

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    del flash:/config.text

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