I think it was because OBWI did not accept chars like . or for some other reason the password got screwed up and now I cannot get to log into the box.
I checked manuals but failed to find any info - how does one resets/blanks that password?
You might look at the boot menu to see if there is an option to restore to default, or reset the password.
1. Connect a serial cable to the Setup port on the rear panel of the switch.
2. Run a terminal program on the PC connected to the Setup port. The serial port settings should be: 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, and no flow control.
3. Turn on the switch.
4. In the terminal program, press any key when the Hit any key to stop autoboot prompt appears.
5. A menu will be displayed.
Let us know what you find.
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