April 2014

How to reset Cisco 2960 switch password without losing your configuration

To reset your Cisco 2960 password, connect your console cable to the switch and open up your terminal emulator software, you can use minicom if you are using Linux. Please visit this link on how to install and configure minicom using in Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS and this link if you are using Debian/Ubuntu.

How to reset Cisco 2960 switch to default settings

We can reset the Cisco 2960 settings by erasing its configuration files. To do it, connect your console cable to the switch and open up your terminal emulator software, you can use minicom if you are using Linux. Please visit this link on how to install and configure minicom in Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS and this link if you are using Debian/Ubuntu.

How to install minicom in Fedora 20 to configure Cisco switches and routers through the console port

This tutorial will also work on CentOS and other Red Hat-based distro, if you are looking for Debian or Ubuntu based tutorial, you can find it here.

To configure a Cisco switch or routers through console port using Fedora, you need to install a program called minicom. Minicom is a text-based menu-driven serial communication program for Linux. To install minicom, open up your terminal and run the below command as root.

yum -y install minicom