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Cisco Catalyst 2970TS

I have been given 2 x 2970TS Switches and wondered whether I could obtain a bit of advice. The one switch has been installed at my home-office and works fine. Info given seems to pint to the fact that the switch is manageable, so we have decided to install a Wireless Security area covering approximately 50 homes.

My query though is whether I would need to configure the switch at all, using an external Wireless Access point connected to the 2970?

I noted in some of Cisco's documentation that I could access the switch by using a RJ-45 cable from a PC directly connected to any of the switch's RJ-45 ports. By entering "" in my webbrowser, I should be able to access the Switch. Nothing happens though - is there a way to "reset" the switch in case the previous owners have changed the IP address? Is there another way to access it??

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Re: Cisco Catalyst 2970TS

Maybe it's easier to grab a cisco console cable (blue) and have a look at the switch console.

Read this document for a factory reset, but you will need the console cable anyway:

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