LKBEN11110: Howto reset a new HP Procurve switch to its factory defaults


You forgot your password or your ip address for administration




If you have forgotten the switch’s IP address or administration password you can return the switch to its factory default state by doing the following:

- Remove the power adapter from the back of the switch.
- Connect port 1 to port 2, on the front panel, using a standard network cable.
- Reconnect the power adapter to the rear of the switch.
- Wait at least 40 seconds before disconnecting port 1 from port 2.
- After completing this procedure, the password will be empty, the network address will be returned to the default, and all configuration settings will be returned to the original factory defaults.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.