January 16, 2018
by Aaron Ekinaka
Cisco SG300-28SFP Firmware Upgrade

Upgrade Firmware / Bootloader on Cisco SG300 / SG500 Switches

Cisco continues to put out new firmware for their SG series switches which adds some nice features and more stability to the product line. Several companies I have worked in the small / medium business sector are turning to these switches for their inexpensive port density and management options in an access layer switch. Since these units […]

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November 16, 2016
by Aaron Ekinaka

Password Recovery Procedure for Cisco SG500 / SG300 Switches

Cisco documentation is out there for this, but searching for it generally only comes back with forum questions and responses. Here’s the consolidated information on how to easily break into a Cisco Small Business switch that has a console port. Generally this is limited to the SG300 and SG500 series switches. If you recall, the […]

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February 17, 2016
by Aaron Ekinaka

Change MAC addresses to be Cisco Friendly

Ever get a really long nasty list of MAC addresses that aren’t in the aaaa.bbbb.cccc format that Cisco network devices crave? Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own idea of what a MAC address should look like. You will see on Windows systems, MAC addresses divided by dashes (00-50-56-a0-6e-db) other systems may use colons (c0:3f:d5:bd:22:64) etc. […]

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