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By dosterd ·
How do i get a passowrd off a HP switch , we lost the password and want to get into the switch to do some changes. The switch is in another state would liek to do this over the web tell me how, but also if u cant do it that way, please advise

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by rawright In reply to HP SWITCH PASSWORD

Most users I've dealt with never bother to change or remove the login that came with the box - that default setting should be in the user manual. If this setting was actually changed from the default (the only smart thing to do) you are probably out of luck for a remote solution. If there was a way for you to recover a lost password via the web, hackers would have discovered it by now. If you have someone with a bit of technical savvy at the remote site, though, you may be able to have that person reset the box to its factory defaults using a manual reset procedure. The process varies by manufacturer and model, but usually involves pressing a reset switch while rebooting the device. That's not a desirable solution, but it may be your only option. Once you're able to access the box using this method you'll have to completely reconfigure it, of course.

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