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We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

 
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We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

How can you add an i.p. and change the password without a console when the switch still has the default factory settings?

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Charles
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Les Ligetfalvy
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

Type MENU at the prompt if you don't want to use CLI.
WebHostPro
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

But how do I access the switch, when no i.p. is set and I don't have a console to plug into?
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Les Ligetfalvy
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

Why can you not plug into the console port?
http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/switches/switch2600series/specs.htm#ports

If you cannot for whatever reason, I would expect the swich would get an IP from DHCP so just telnet to the the DHCP assigned IP. If you don't have DHCP, then static ARP the switch.
WebHostPro
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

Thanks for the help.

How do I find out what the dhcp address is?
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Les Ligetfalvy
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

Well... the specifics would depend on the particular DHCP server but basically, you look in the database for the MAC address of the switch. The MAC address is printed on the the switch.
Mohieddin Kharnoub
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

Hi
In the factory default configuration, the switch has no IP address/mask,in this state, it can be managed ONLY through a direct console connection.
To manage the switch through inband
(networked) access, you should configure the switch with an IP address
and subnet mask compatible with your network.
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Mohieddin Kharnoub
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

By default, the switch is configured to acquire an IP address configuration from a DHCP or Bootp server.
If your switch got an ip from DHCP, use any IP Scanner : http://www.famatech.com/download/ipscan14.exe

Good Luck
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Les Ligetfalvy
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

If it is a small network, you can ping the broadcast address and the switch will respond. Read out the ARP cache and match up the MAC address.
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WebHostPro
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

Thanks but none of this helps at all.

My other switches have an i.p. I put it in the browser and login to adjust the settings.

This one does not have an i.p. so I cannot login and manage it.

I think what you guys are trying to say is that I need to plug in a console add a i.p. then I can manage it.

And since I don't have a console access I out of luck.

Unless anyone else happens to know how to access the switch without a console for the initial set up?

For example one of my netgear routers uses this address: routerlogin.net

My other routes uses an i.p. by default:

This one has nothing???

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