You can change the IP address of a Dell PowerConnect 3024 switch by taking the steps below.
- Connect to the system via telnet. From the initial welcome
screen you must enter a password to proceed, if password protection
is enabled. If password protection is disabled, the main menu is
displayed. By default, password protection is disabled. If password
protection is enabled, the default password is switch.
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- From the main menu, select System Manager.
PowerConnect 3024 Main Menu a. System Manager b. Port Manager c. Address Manager d. Spanning Tree e. VLAN and CoS Setup f. Port Trunking g. Port Mirroring h. SNMP Management i. Multimedia Support j. Statistics k. Save Configuration ================================================================================ Hit <Enter> to configure General, IP, Password, NVRAM, Firmware, or Reset <Ctrl-L> Refresh <Ctrl-W> Save
- Then select IP Settings.
PowerConnect 3024 System Manager a. General Info b. IP Settings c. Security Admin d. Firmware Update e. Reset ================================================================================ Hit <Enter> to configure the IP Address, Gateway Address, or Network Mask <ESC> Back <Ctrl-L> Refresh <Ctrl-W> Save
Change the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address to the appropriate
values for your LAN.
PowerConnect 3024 System Manager/IP Settings IP Address: 192.168.0.4 Network Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 ================================================================================ Enter this switch's IP address <ESC> Back <Ctrl-L> Refresh <Ctrl-W> Save
Note: if you hit enter the values are changed, but not saved, so you can revert to the previous values by powering off the switch and powering it back on. If you are changing the address, such that the new address is no longer in the same subnet as the existing address and the gateway IP address will also change, rather than just changing from an address in the same subnet to another, I would suggest changing the gateway address first, because you can't change the IP address and then use the cursor keys to move to other fields. When you type in the new IP address, you can hit Escape to undo the change or Enter to accept it. If the change would place the switch in a different subnet than the system from which you have connected to the switch by telnet, you will be immediately disconnected when you hit Enter.
But, if you change the gateway address first and hit Enter, the cursor will automatically jump to the IP address field, where you can then change the IP address. You will still be disconnected as soon as the IP address is changed to one that isn't in the same subnet as the connecting system, but then you've got both values changed.
- If you are just changing the IP to one in the same subnet, hit Ctrl-W to save the new configuration. If you've been disconnected, because you changed the IP address to one in a different subnet, reconfigure the connecting system, log back into the PowerConnect 3024 and save the configuration.