Now I have done it. I was cleaning up temporary files on my switch and saw "config.text" and "stored-config" and mistakenly deleted "config.text". When switch was rebooted, well I found the very hard way that it no longer had a config.
The switch sort of functions, although it appears some ports don't autonegotiate well.
HOWEVER, the serial port on that switch is inoperative. Had not tried to use it in a long time. (there was a weather event last year which may have zapped it).
I know the switch has a default management interface with ip192.168.157.1 (from using wireshark). However:
As soon as it connects, I get:
Password required, but none set
and the telnet session is then closed right away.
Is there anything that could be done to rescue this switch from an ethernet port ?
I have another 2924-XL-EN wich is unreliable (works for a few minutes then dies). Considering the first one is without config, if I were to plug the second one and setup the cable as a trunk line, would the second switch then be able to send commands to the "default" first one, or would the later just ignore remote management commands ?
I hate monday mornings !!!!