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How do I reset my Dell Powerconnect password?

How do I reset my Dell Powerconnect password?

Follow these steps to use the Boot Menu to enter the switch without a known password:

  1. Connect a PC to the switch console port physically using a software emulation tool serial connection (Putty is a widely used freeware version)
  2. Manually reboot your switch with a software reload or by pulling the power.

How do I change the admin password on my Dell switch?

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  1. Open the Dell OpenManage Switch Administrator web interface by entering the IP address of the switch in your web browser.
  2. Navigate through: System > Management Security > Enable Password.
  3. Enter a new Enable password and click Apply.

How do I reset my Dell n4032?

Manually reboot the switch by pulling the power cable. While the switch is rebooting keep an eye on the screen and wait for the option Boot Option….Boot Main Menu

  1. Start Operational Code.
  2. Select Baud Rate.
  3. Retrieve Logs.
  4. Load New Operational Code.
  5. Display Operational Code Details.

How do you reset a Dell switch?

To reset switch to factory defaults switch – Press reset button for at least 7 seconds. For the X1008 switch, the reset button is located on the front. For the X1018, X1026, X4012, and X1052 switch, the reset button is located on the back of the switch.

How do I change the IP address on my Dell computer?

Configure the IP address of the swich by performing the following steps:

  1. Connect to the switch using your web browser. The default IP address is 192.168.
  2. Click System Manager and select IP Settings from the submenu.
  3. Type the new IP address and click Apply to save it.

How do I change my Telnet username and password?

Enter “passwd user_name” to reset the password of another account, replacing “user_name” with the account name. Enter a new password twice when prompted.

How do you reset a Force 10 switch?

So the following steps worked for defaulting the switch to factory settings:

  1. Connect to the console port.
  2. Power cycle the switch.
  3. Ctrl+C while the image is loading during the boot process. You should get a # prompt.
  4. Use the following to overwrite the configuration:
  5. Use this command to restart the switch.

How do I restore my Dell S4048 to factory settings?

Factory defaults restore

  1. Restore the S4048–ON or S3048–ON factory defaults from Grub using the ONIE: Rescue command. Use the up and down arrow keys to select which entry is highlighted.
  2. Press ENTER to activate the console.
  3. You can also use the onie-uninstaller command to return to the default ONIE settings.

How do I reset my Dell N3048?

Restore Dell N3024 or N3048 Switch to factory defaults

  1. Manually reboot your switch.
  2. While the switch is booting up keep an eye on the bootup screen and find “Dell Networking Boot Options” and select option #2 (Display Boot Menu) within 3 seconds.
  3. On Boot Main Menu, enter choice # 10 for enable password removal.

How do you console into a Dell switch?


  1. Install an RJ-45 copper cable into the console port. Use a rollover cable to connect the S4048T–ON console port to a terminal server.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the DTE terminal server.
  3. Set the default terminal settings as follows. 115200-baud rate (set the MicroUSB console port to the same rate)

What is the default user name and password for the Wizard?

• The default user name, root, is accepted and a password of admin123 is entered. The Wizard does not display the password as it is entered. • The OOB management interface uses for IP address assignment. NOTE: In the example below, the possible user options or default values are enclosed in [ ].

What is the default password for the switch?

NOTE: The switch is not configured with a default password, and you can configure the switch without entering a password when you connect to the CLI by using the console port. Passwords are both case sensitive and alpha-numeric.

Where can I find the Dell support user’s Guide?

For more information, see the User’s Guide, which is available on your User Documentation CD, or check the Dell Support web site at for the latest updates on documentation and firmware. Site Preparation

What is the user name and password for the management VLAN?

• The user name is admin, and password is admin123. • The IP address for the management VLAN is • The default gateway is