and I can't get it to work. Here is exactly what I am doing......
1. I power the unit off - Pull the plug since I can't access the GUI.
2. Insert my flash drive in the USB port (SInce I have a device with the Red System LED on boot)
3. Push and Hold the reset button
4. Insert the Power cord
5. Wait for the Flashing yellow power light (Takes about 3-4 Seconds)
6. Immediately release the Reset button
7. Wait for the flashing green power light - about 2 min - remove the USB flash drive
8. Wait for the NSS4000 to complete the boot
9. Once the boot has finished I still have the old Network settings, password, etc.
I can see the device with the NAS discovery, and see that the netwrok setting are note reset to factory, but I can't ever gain access because the old password (Which I don't know) is still active. I have tried admin but the NAS discovery agent says it is incorrect.
To anyone who may have this problem in the future... I bought an NSS4000 from ebay which did not boot from internal flash. I followed the instructions to boot from a USB flash drive (pmon-PM74101-B024-recovery file) and was able to boot up. Alas I did not have the password. I followed the reset button procedure, but after booting was not reset.
After searching and searching and finding nothing.... I experimented. I am sorry to say that I don't know which fixed it, so I will list everything that I did knowing that only one thing was the key to reset defaults.
I unplugged the USB stick while powering on with the reset button in. After about 4 seconds I released with the flashing LED.
After about 30 seconds I plugged in the USB drive.
As soon as the red LED flashed (a couple of minutes later) I pressed and held the reset button again until I thought the red LED did something (It may not have).
As soon as the green LED started flashing, I pressed and held the reset button again until I thought the green LED flashing looked a little different (it may not have).
Much, Much to my surprise, when the green LED turned solid, the NSS discovery tool showed the defaults were back!
I upgraded the firmware to the "WolfBoy" one that I found on http://danny.bogaards.org/?p=44 so I could turn off root-squash and log in to the SSH console with the nasuser.
I am now building a large RAID on new drives with RAID10 and no encryption for best performance.
Many thanks to edwindrood for his stated solution. I must admit, I didn't think it would work, but it has. I've successfully used his method 3 times to arrive at the interface with the default settings. I have no idea why his method works contrary to the official method stated by Cisco/Linksys. I know can actually use the NSS4000. Yes, I realize this is an older device, but it should provide me with some utility.
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