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Is this a true statement?

Is this a true statement?

If the 3550 series switches don't have a 'no setup express' statement issued in the global configuration, and the botton highlighted in the attached document is pressed for a few seconds, the switch will go back to it's factory default configuration?

Note: I'm calling it a button but it's actually the entire highlighted section shown on the attachment.

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Re: Is this a true statement?

Hi Friend,

You are perfectly right.

If setup express is enabled on global config mode and you press the Mode button for 2 seconds on a configured switch, the mode LEDs start blinking. If you press the Mode button for a total of 10 seconds, the switch configuration is deleted, and the switch reboots. The switch can then be configured like a new switch, either through the web-based Express Setup program or the CLI-based setup program.

Check this link and this will give you all the details relating to express setup mode

HTH, if yes please rate the post.


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Re: Is this a true statement?

According to the command reference for the setup express command, if you hold the button on an unconfigured switch for a 'few seconds' it will begin the express configuration routine - as long as you have not changed the command from the default of setup express. If you hold the button for a few seconds with the no setup express command entered or a configured switch, the LEDs will flash.

However, if you hold the button for at least 10 seconds (I'd call that more than a few) it will restore to factory defaults. Configured or not.

To split hairs, your statement is false.



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