I am starting studying for my CCNA and am putting a home lab together.
I've just bought a 2912XL switch off ebay but cannot log in to switch.
1) Can I use a patch cable (Cat5) from my PC to the switch (console) to start a session or do I need to connect a serial( one end - PC) and an RJ45 (one end - switch)?
2) Ho do I find out its current IP address (previous owner's settings)? As I cannot seem to be able to login to it.
I've also installed Cisco Network Assistant on my PC to manage the switch, but when trying to create a new community it asks for IP address which I do not know.
Help is very much appreciated.