How to Reset Cisco 2950 Switch



Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the centre of Silicon Valley. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and productsThe Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series is a family of multilayer and freestanding switches that provide wire-speed Speedy Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connection.

This product range includes two separate combinations of software features and a selection of configurations to allow small, mid-sized, and enterprise branch offices, along with industrial situations, to opt for the best network edge combination. Cisco IOS capability for basic data, video, and voice services is provided via the Standard Image (SI) Software.


Several security capabilities on Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Switches allow customers to safeguard network-management traffic by encrypting passwords and configuration information, as well as give network security choices depending on users, ports, or MAC addresses.


Reset options:
If indeed the switch has a MODE button on the front panel,

Step 1: turn off/on the switch while holding the button down for roughly 15 seconds.

Step 2: You will be able to view the led lights blink, and now the switch should have reset to default on system restart once you release the mode button.

Or else;

Alternatively, you can type the commands listed below:


When you’re unable to log in, you must complete a password rescue. Attach a console lead, and search for the order to enter ROMMON by giving a BREAK signal during initial bootup.

Use the following commands once you’ve entered COMMON:


On the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Switches, what software features are available?

The Cisco Catalyst 2950 software feature set provides intelligent services at the network’s edge. Advanced QoS with the ability to map DSCP to class of service (CoS) or CoS to DSCP; rate limiting based on several ACPs such as source or destination IP address, source or destination MAC, and TCP or User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port number; and sophisticated security through filtering are all important additions to the feature set. The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series adds additional ease-of-use and deployment capabilities including Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP), Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP), dynamic VLANs, and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) pruning to the Layer 3 and 4 lookups.


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