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

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

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

Why can you not access the console port on the switch?
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WebHostPro
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

Becasue I'm not at the location of the switch, I have a remote desktop computer running that I am going to use to accesss it?

The place where it's located does not know how to use or have a console.
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Matt Hobbs
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

As long as the remote site is running DHCP, the switch should get an address. It is then just a matter of finding that address, either by having access to a PC on that site to ping the broadcast address (e.g. ping 10.0.0.255) as Les has suggested, or by using the IP scanner tool posted above. Either way, these will need to be run on the network as the switch is on. You will also need to know the mac-address of the switch, which you can then correspond to the IP address.

If there is no DHCP on that site or you cannot get access to a PC there to run either of those methods, you will need to get serial console access to find the IP address.

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

I appreciate the Macgyver type attempts very much, but none of this helps me. I just spent more time on stuff that didn't work.

I just need to know how to access this switch without a console.

It's o.k. though I have spent too much time on the stuff but I am thankful.

Basically for anyone reading this you need to have console access to set up the i.p. on the ProCurve 2650 switches.

Thanks again all.
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Les Ligetfalvy
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

You obviously are not telling the whole story. I know for a fact that everything I suggested works because I've used them myself. Sorry they don't work for you.

Preston Gallwas
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

I use a tool called SUPERSCAN to scan my subnets for anything running Telnet and HTTP ports. Our switches and access points are the only devices to use both of these ports on the same device. Try that, perhaps?
Chris Bullock_1
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

sounds to me like you have 1 of several potential problems, 1 your switch is not connected to the live network with a dhcp server, 2, you have a bad switch, or 3 you have poor planning deploying a switch before it is ready.
If your switch does not have an IP address and there is not a console cable, you are not no way going to access it unless you are planning to break the laws of physics and warp into the software configuration and change it from inside the switch.
WebHostPro
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

O.K. I'm in, what's the default username/password?
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Matt Hobbs
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

There is no default username or password configured on the switches. If one has been set, you can clear it by pressing the Clear button on the front of the switch.

http://www.hp.com/rnd/support/manuals/2650_6108.htm


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

Thanks Matt, that was a perfect answer to my question.

I'm in now.

Now the switch seems to ask for the username and password over and over for some options. Then when I enter it three times it shows a blank page.

I have reset the switch and the computer accessing th switch through the web browser.

Also is there a link somewhere for upgrding the firmware on this unit?

Thanks,
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