How to Recover a Lost Password on a Cisco 2950 Switch

Resetting a Cisco 2950 is a little different from the rommon process of newer switches/routers. You will need to be connected with a console cable for this to work. Once you are connected and see something on the terminal window when you press enter, unplug the power cable. Next, hold down the mode button on …

Reset Catalyst Switches Running Cisco IOS Software

I have a couple of switches that I’m shipping to a different location, and I want to reset their configurations back to factory defaults. Here’s how to do this. From Cisco: “Switches running Cisco IOS Software have a running configuration file and a startup configuration file. The RAM stores the running configuration, and the NVRAM …