Methodology for configuring Dell Switches


Initial set-up of Switch

  1. First, set the computers NIC to a static IP address of 192.168.2.2 (the switch default address is 192.168.2.1).

  2. Next, push the recessed -Managed Mode- button once. This should light the managed mode LED underneath the power LED.

  3. Connect an Ethernet cable from the computer to the switch.

  4. In a web browser (Internet Explorer 6.x or Netscape 7.x), type the IP address 192.168.2.1 and the next should look like the picture below.


  5. The User Name is: admin and the password field is empty on a non-configured switch.

  6. As shown in the example below, click on the IP Addressing



Configuring LAG group membership


  1. As in the example below, click on the LAG Membership.


b) Next, as prescribed by the administrator, change the port membership by clicking in the empty box underneath each number. When you click, the empty box will show an (M) to show that it’s a member of a LAG group.


  1. To change group membership, click on the drop down member; the default group is one as in the example above. There are 6 different membership groups total.


Switch Configuration

Master Switch Configuration

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