Dell PowerConnect switches – Password recovery procedure

If you are looking for a procedure to reset the password of a Dell PowerConnect switch, you’ll find it at the Dell support forum in the following thread : PowerConnect Password Recovery Procedure for managed switches.

As far as the 5224 is concerned, you mostly have to hold Ctrl-F from the power-on till the end of the boot of the switch, which will bring the “reset to factory ?” question and solve the problem of the lost password.

The User Guide for the 5224 is available online.