Let me start by saying I'm a truck driver, and sick of driving, and going
for a CCIE certification. I know some stuff about networking, but not a
whole lot, so I'm starting at the beginning.
I bought a Catalyst 2924 XL switch off ebay, and it's still configured to
the network that it came from. I bought 2 console cables to connect to
them, and followed "Cisco - Networking Basics" book on how to connect to
it via console cable. I get nothing. So I tried looking up how to reset
it, and got no where, but a guy gave me a link somewhere on Cisco's site
on how to reset it, and I tried. All I succeeded in doing was half-way
resetting the switch I think. I turned it off, held the mode button in
when plugged it back it, and waited for the led on port 1 to go out. All I
got after that was the System LED flashing, and all the port LED's on. But
it's still spitting out an ARP request.
I think it's set up as a managed switch because it's spitting out ARP
requests on the network when I look at it with a sniffer. Although I
don't really care that it does that, and for my uses, it doesn't do
anything to network speed, I still need to be able to get into it and
play. I don't know where to start now that all my expertise is exhausted.
If someone would be gratious enough to walk me through how to properly
reset the switch, and what I need to do to get back into it, I'd be very
grateful. Each day I do this, it seems my goals keep going farther away,
although, going for a CCNA isn't that hard, I'm told. Financial
limitations are the biggest issue for me. That and about 4 hrs of sleep a
night doesn't really cut it, but I'm trying my hardest to do this.