Password Recovery for 29002950 Series Switches

Password Recovery for 2900/2950 Series Switches

Unplug the power supply from the back of the switch


Press and hold the Mode button on the front of the switch


Plug the switch back in


Wait until the LED above port 1X goes out, then release the Mode button

For the 2900 series switch



Wait until the STAT LED goes out, then release the Mode button

For the 2950 series switch


Issue the following commands:


switch: flish_init

Initializes the Flash memory

switch: load_helper


switch: flash:

Do not forget the colon. This displays what files are in Flash memory

switch: rename flash:config.text flash:config.old

The config.text file contains the password

switch: boot

Boots the switch


Type n to exit the initial configuration dialog

Takes you to user mode



Enters privileged mode

switch#rename flash:config.old flash:config.text

Renames the file back to the original name

Destination filename [config.text]



switch#copy flash:config.text system:running-config

Copies config file into memory

768 bytes copied in 0.624 seconds



Config file is now reloaded

2900Switch#config t

Enters global configuration mode



Proceed to change the passwords as needed




2900Switch#copy run start

Saves config with new passwords

CCNA Self-Study(c) CCNA Portable Command Guide
CCNA Portable Command Guide
ISBN: 1587201585
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 261
Authors: Scott Empson © 2008-2017.
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