Login to a 3 com switch

Posted on 2013-12-31
Last Modified: 2014-01-07
I have recently taken over a 3CR17181-91 3Com 5500-EI 28 Port FX Fiber Switch

How do I login to this device to configure ports. etc. Is it though a web interface?

I need to open up some ports on the device, etc
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Login using hyperterminal to the switch.

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You can configure it using GUI if you know the interface IP.

HyperTerminal is no longer included in current version of windows. To console into the switch, best option would be to use Putty. Download Putty Here

Switch is a Layer2 device, how are you planning to port forward on a switch !!

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I don't have the IP address of the device. It appears some ports have been locked down (the last four). I want to open them up. I'll download Putty and give that a try.
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What's the default username and password for these devices?
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Password is blank by default.

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