Cisco 2960G Factory Reset

Resetting a Cisco 2960G to factory defaults is about as easy as it gets.

  1. Connect a standard Cisco serial cable from the 2960G to your  laptop.
  2. Unplug the switch.
  3. Hold down the “Mode” button while you plug the switch in.
  4. You will eventually get a “switch:” prompt.
  5. Type “flash_init”.
  6. Type “del flash:config.text”.
  7. Type “del flash:vlan.dat”.
  8. Type “boot”.
  9. Done.

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