Factory Reset Motorola/Symbol WLAN WS5000/WS5100 Switch/Controller

If you loose the administrator password for the Motorola/Symbol Wireless LAN Switch (WS5000 or WS5100) you can factory default the configuration and administrator password with the following procedure.

You’ll need to access the physical DB-9 serial console with a null serial cable. I found the defaults to work at 19200-8-N-1.

Once plugged in you’ll need to login to the console as the username “restore” with the password of “restoreDefaultPassword”. Here’s an example;

WS5100 login: cli

User Access Verification

Username: restore
Password: restoreDefaultPasword

WARNING: This will wipe out the configuration (except license key) and
user data under "flash:/" and reboot the device
Do you want to continue? (y/n): y

After the switch reboots you’ll need to use the default administrator username and password to log into the switch. They are username “admin” and password “Symbol”. Im my case it was admin/symbol but it could be admin/motorola.

Once this is done you can logon via serial using the cli user and then admin/which ever password worked and setup the switch.

Note that due to the age of these, web management cannot be done via https. You’ll need to load an old version of java and connect via http. I’ll try to cover that in another article.

If you’re good at the command line you’re set.

Allow Root to SSH for Ubuntu

This is the most insecure thing you can do to your linux system. That said however, when working on development systems at home I like to logon as SSH. Granted this is behind a firewall to a linux system with no access from the internet.

This was tested on Ubuntu 14.x on a Raspberry Pi.

I do this out of laziness. NEVER do this to an internet accessible system.

Continue reading “Allow Root to SSH for Ubuntu”

Ruckus Wireless AP Default Info and User Guides

I’ve used several wireless AP management systems from Motorola and Ruckus. Ruckus is by far my favorite and here’s some useful info for their APs and Managers if you need to wipe them and start over.

One of the things I love about Ruckus is that their hardware warranty is essentially endless. By that I mean hardware is covered in excess of 5 years. Clearly after they have end of life’d a product you can’t get replacements but having only used their warranty twice in a few years I’m very happy with the whole process.

Default Username, Password, IP Address and User Guide for ZoneDirector and ZoneFlex

Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector:

  • ZoneDirector 1000
  • ZoneDirector 1100
  • ZoneDirector 3000
    • IP address: 192.168.0.2
    • subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    • No default username and password after reset

    ZoneDirector User Guide

    Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex:
    ZoneFlex 7731 802.11n Wireless Bridge
    The default IP addresses for the Root and Non-Root Bridge are as follows:

    • Root Bridge: 192.168.2.1
    • Non-Root Bridge: 192.168.2.254
    • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    • username: super
    • password: sp-admin

    ZoneFlex 7731 Getting Started Guide

    Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex:
    ZoneFlex 7025 Multimedia Wi-Fi Wall Switch:
    (These are really neat wall outlet mountable APs but I question their reliability, they’re good in small environments but keep your eye on them!)

    Also note that after a hard reset using the hard reset button on the side the default IP is via DHCP.

    • IP address: 192.168.0.1
    • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    • username: super
    • password: sp-admin

    ZoneFlex 7025 User Guide

    Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex Access Points:

    • ZoneFlex 2942 802.11g Access Point
    • ZoneFlex 2741 802.11g Outdoor Access Point
    • ZoneFlex 7942 802.11n Access Point
    • ZoneFlex 7962 Dual Band 802.11n Access Point
    • ZoneFlex 7762 Dual Band 802.11n Outdoor Access Point
    • ZoneFlex 7762-S Dual Band 802.11n Outdoor Sector Access Point
    • ZoneFlex 7343 2.4GHz 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
    • ZoneFlex 7363 Dual Band 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
      • IP address: 192.168.0.1
      • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
      • username: super
      • password: sp-admin

    ZoneFlex User Guide

I have lots and lots of hands on experience in these devices. If you have questions please ask. I an attest to the fact that Ruckus support is very good too!