Cisco ESW 520-24 enable Telnet login

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a Cisco ESW 520-24 that works fine and I can access the web console from any IP on my network but I want to be able to access the switch using Telnet for quicker management. I've done about everything I can think to do to be able to login using telnet but it always gives me this error:

Bad user name or password or user has no privilege to enter the menu

There's only 1 user account added to the switch and I've created and enabled a profile that's supposed to allow login for that user using all management profiles. Telnet never asks for a username, just a password.

Any help would be a appreciated.
Question by:BigDeer
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    Expert Comment

    Check under the heading "Configure Local User-Specific Passwords".

    Here is link that describes the setup.
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    You must setup the priveledge levels for each user.  Setting to 1 might not be enough try raising the level until it will allow you to connect.

    0 is the most restricted, while 15 is admin level.
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    I don't currently have any terminal access to this switch at it possible to configure this from the web console?
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    You talking about the SDM?  Yes it will work.  If you direct access with console cable it will work exactly as described.

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