3Com switches Password Recovery procedure

Use the password recovery method outlined below to define a new password for the admin username: 
(This method works for most of the 3-Com switches)

1. Access the Command Line Interface and enter the user name "recover" and password "recover" to place your unit in password recovery mode. The unit will remain in password recovery mode for a maximum of 30 seconds, before it returns to the CLI login prompt. 

2. During these 30 seconds, perform a hard reboot on the unit while it is still in password recovery mode by turning it off, waiting for a few seconds, and then switching it on again. 

3. When the unit has rebooted following the hard reboot enter a new password for the "admin" user account. 

4. Enter enable to leave password recovery enabled (to enable recovery of the password next time if you forget), or enter disable to turn it off (not recommended). You are now logged in as the default "admin" user. 


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