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Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115
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Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

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I have a 28115 that I need to reset the password on. (current password unknown) Can anyone help?

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

I think that the 28115 uses the following:
Attach a console, reset the switch, at password entry try
ctrl+b, a, ctrl+y, n, ctrl+e, t.
the whole lot spells "baynet", but use ctrl b, y and e

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

I've verified that this suggested procedure works on the 28115.

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

2nd verification. Additional information: This procedure is also effective on a 58000 switch blade.

Another note / Tip: On the 58000 and the ADV version of the 281xx switch, it appears that this procedure must be started after a hardware reset and within 60 seconds of the password prompt appearing.  There must be some form of timeout associated with it. I was not able to verify on the older 281xx (no ADV) -- I don't have one to test.

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

Interesting. Couldn't get it to work on mine...
Software ver. 2.0.3. Wonder if the revision makes a diff?

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

NE one else have difficulties with this?

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

Have the same problem as you tremor.....same version of firmware.

If anyone can help....

I wouder if there is a way to do a hard reset. Just like you do on a PC with a jumper.

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

I was informed by Nortel, that I needed to call their tech support to have it reset. This would require a support contract, which we don't have, and don't intend to get on old equipment. In the garbage it will go...Apparently they have some software which will calculate a password based on the mac address of the switch, but I havn't confirmed that source.

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

Mine is a "Bay Networks 28115/ADV" software revision 2.0.2 and this *did* work.  I had to do it immediately after the password prompt came up.  There is a timeout on it.  (Serial connection, using Kermit, under Linux)

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

Thanks Folks, sure worked on my 2.1.0 28115!

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

Does anyone know about getting a cable for the console connection?

RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

It is a DB9 on the host end  (or whatever your host prefers) and a RJ45 on the 28115 end.


     DB9 side               RJ45 side
Rxd  3                      3
Gnd  5                      5
Txd  2                      6

(the thread "Firmware Image for 28115" has links to the manuals)

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RE: Password Recovery on a Baystack 28115

Feb 28, 2002
All you need to do is make or buy a console cable. That is what the service port is for. If you go to nortelnetworks.com you can find the pin out for the cable. It is really simple only 3 wires! After completing the cable just use Hyperterminal to connect to the switch. be sure that you use no flow control and 9600 baud rate. Once connected the default to get in is (ctrl)b a (ctrl)y n (ctrl)e t --- baynet holding down the crtl key for every other letter. that should get you in and allow you to reset the switch.

any ?'s let me know.

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