General discussion


CONSOLE on 3Com Superstack II 3300

By Scooby170480 ·
Okay then guys, try this on for size.

I need to get into the console for this switch, i have been onto the 3com website and tried there knowledge base, but no help. I have been able to get into my other switches which are ss2 3000 but the 3300 doesn't have a reset button in order to get into the console!

This switch has been lying around in the office for ages and so we have no information about it! I have FORCED a bios upgrade via there serial software. Hoping that would fix it. But i still cannot get into the console or the web setup.

Once i get the connection made to the damn thing, I know what to do.

Going back to 3com is not a option.

Any help would be appreciated.


This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by jonno112 In reply to CONSOLE on 3Com Superstac ...

This is the site your after this will tell you how to get in through the console.


This is the page with all the switches on it, just scroll down to yours.

Collapse -

by jonno112 In reply to

I found a site and part of it was in german i understand reset

To reset to factory defaults, follow these steps:
1) Using a Null-Modem Cable , hook up the Console port of the switch to an available COM port on a computer (cable must be able to provide serial port communication between 2 computers).
2) Set up a Hyperterminal session to that COM port (e.g.: com1), with the port settings at 9600/8/N/1/N (. When the screen comes up blank with a blinking cursor, hit [enter] once or twice to bring up a login prompt.
3) Alternative to 1 and 2 above, if there is a known assigned TCP/IP address for the switch, one can telnet to that address, hit [enter] once or twice to get the login prompt.
4) Default logins to try are admin/(no password) or security/security. One of those 2 should bring up the management menu.
5) To reset factory defaults, type SYSTEM[enter] then type INITIALIZE[enter]. This will reset everything that has been set up on the switch, with the exception of the TCP/IP address, if there is one. All other previous configurations will need to be re-entered.

Collapse -

by jonno112 In reply to

Was this info no good to you?

Collapse -

by Scooby170480 In reply to CONSOLE on 3Com Superstac ...

This question was closed by the author

Related Discussions

Related Forums