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Discussion in 'Networking' started by kiedocs, Jul 30, 2006.

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  1. kiedocs

    kiedocs Thread Starter

    Jul 30, 2006
    I have a Cisco 3500 series XL switch. I need to reconfigure it but don't have the IP address to get into the switch. How can I retrieve the IP address?

    Thank you,
  2. eather


    Mar 9, 2006
    if u r using win 98 or later version...
    >click start
    >click run
    >type "command", ms dos will open
    >type "IPCONFIG"
    jot down the ip address
    >type "exit" when u r done
  3. StumpedTechy


    Jul 7, 2004
    Not sure how doing an IPCONFIG on a local PC is going to give him the IP of a managed switch?

    There's a couple ways you can do this. Direct connect a laptop to the switch if it has the serial interface. Log in and run the commands to show the ip setup. Run something like [email protected] and scan the ip addresses on your subnet and urle out the clients and find the other network devices. If this unit has SNMP enabled it should be VERY easy to find as it will be labled as the switch and should have quite a few network adapters listed.
  4. kiedocs

    kiedocs Thread Starter

    Jul 30, 2006
    Thank you, eather. That will work if I want the IP for the PC.

    Thank you, StumpedTechy. I will try that and let you know.

  5. O111111O


    Aug 26, 2005
    Plug in a serial console cable. RJ-45 rollover (all eight wires) to DB-9 DTE interface. (Or, the black/blue Cisco cable that came with your switch)

    Connect with hyperterm @ 9600/n/8/1

    Console of switch.

    Should look something like: switch>

    Try "sh ip int brief"

    This will show each and every interface. What you're looking for is the VLAN/management interface. May look like:

    Interface VLAN1
    ip address x.x.x.x


    You can also try "sh run" Most likely need enable mode for this. (switch # prompt)
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