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Accessing switch with no enable password

Somehow one of my co-workers configured a series of switches for a customer without an enable password so now when you attempt to connect to them via telnet you get the 'no enable password set' error. Is there anyway to fix this without having to individually touch each one and reconfiguring it?

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Re: Accessing switch with no enable password

You could try to set one via snmp if you have that enabled for write access, otherwise you'll need to reconfigure the switches.

HTH,

John

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Re: Accessing switch with no enable password

If you have console access to it, it will be pretty fast, you can set it over a console connection.

Else you can configure over snmp but only if you have an SNMP RW string. I can post details on how to achieve this via snmp, but make sure you have an RW community string

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Re: Accessing switch with no enable password

You could try to set one via snmp if you have that enabled for write access, otherwise you'll need to reconfigure the switches.

HTH,

John

HTH, John *** Please rate all useful posts ***

Re: Accessing switch with no enable password

If you have console access to it, it will be pretty fast, you can set it over a console connection.

Else you can configure over snmp but only if you have an SNMP RW string. I can post details on how to achieve this via snmp, but make sure you have an RW community string

Re: Accessing switch with no enable password

One way to fix it remotely is to put the switches on a terminal server using their console port.

You should then telnet into the switches through the terminal server and configure them.

The drawback is that you need a terminal server on the site where the switches are located.

Cheers:

Istvan

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