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Reset/Change password ?

Reset/Change password ?

Reset/Change password ?

Hi all,

On my switch 3COM 4500, I would like to change the password of "Manager", "Monitor" and "admin" account.

What is the command please ?


RE: Reset/Change password ?

Do you know what the passwords are right now?

RE: Reset/Change password ?

yes, I know all the passwords

RE: Reset/Change password ?

Isn't password changing covered in the documentation? The manual is downloadable from 3COM's website in the support section.


RE: Reset/Change password ?

OK this is what you can try, this should also work on a 4500;

When using the console port to access the boot
menu, the option <CTRL B> is available for one
second. It is possible to hold <CTRL B> after
reboot before the message is output to gain access
to the boot menu.
? By default, console messages are only visible for
one Switch in a stack of switches. Use the
info-center switch-on all command to
output all the console output from all units in a
stack to one of the console sessions.
? The following commands are used to return the
Switch to factory default settings:
? <5500G-EI>reset saved-configuration
– This command will remove the user
saved configuration file. To see which file will be
deleted, enter display startup .
? [5500G-EI]change self-unit to
auto-numbering – This command will
remove any saved Switch unit number (enter
display ftm topo to see which switches in
a stack are configured with a manual unit number,
these are marked with priority 5, automatic
numbered switches are marked with a priority
of 10).
? [5500G-SI]rsa local-key-pair
destroy – This command will remove any
local rsa keys used for SSH access.
? <5500G-SI>startup bootrom-access
enable – This command will re-enable access
to the bootrom. From the boot menu, the fol-
lowing commands may be used to select the
appropriate defaults:
5. Modify bootrom password – Factory
default is no bootrom password.
7. Skip current configuration file
– Factory default is process configuration file.
8. Set bootrom password recovery –
Factory default is enable bootrom password
9. Set switch startup mode – Factory
default is fast startup.
? <5500G-EI> undo clock timezone –
This command will return the timezone to the
factory default UTC timezone. Enter
display clock to see what timezone is configured.


It works! Now if only I could remember what I did...

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