Ive today unpacked a new 2960 SI switch and tried to get it set up. I think it must be faulty.
I go through the usual process - switch it on, wait for the diags to complete, hold the button for three seconds - check that it is in setup mode - all green lights are on.
When I connect up a PC to it, the connection always says "limited or no connectivity". I cant navigate to 10.0.0.1. Windows keeps giving itself a random IP so its definately not getting anything from the switch at all. Tried repairing, attempting to get a new IP etc - resetting the switch and starting over, nothing has helped. I've tried it with three different computers from two seperate locations and it just wont work.
The switch may not be faulty.
By default a switch does not provide DHCP ip addresses.
Do you have a console cable to it? You may connect with hyperterminal and configure it.
Try resetting it to see if you get the 10.x.x.x subnet or try manually to set it on your PC and see if that helps.