Monday, September 12, 2016

Password Recovery for Cisco Access Switches (2960)

Unplug the power supply, press and hold the mode button & plug the power supply again.

Release the Mode button when the SYST LED blinks amber and then turns solid green.
When you release the Mode button, the SYST LED blinks green.

Issue the following commands.

Initialize flash
switch: flash_init

Load any boot helper images
switch: load_helper

Preview the contents of flash
switch: dir flash:

Rename the config file which contains password
switch: rename flash:config.text flash:config.old

Reboot switch
switch: boot

Note:- To reset the switch to factory default, press and hold the mode button until the system LED goes amber and release..

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