How do I find a procurve 2524 switch IP address?

Updated April 17, 2017

The HP Procurve 2524 is a managed switch that provides an administrator with the access to view configuration settings through a web browser, a menu-based command prompt or a command-line interface (CLI). In order to find the unknown IP address of an HP Procurve 2524, it is best to view the IP configuration via the CLI, because the CLI is accessible by default.

Plug the HP Procurve 2524 serial cable into the DB 9 pin serial console port on the HP Procurve 2524 and connect the other end of the cable into the DB 9 pin serial port on the Windows 7 computer.

Click the "Start" button on the Windows 7 computer and click the "Search" box. Type "hypertrm," and then right-click on the "HyperTerminal" icon that appears in the upper left pane. Click "Run as Administrator."

Type "HP 2524" in the "Name:" field of the window that is displayed and click "OK."

Click the "Connect using:" drop-down box, then select the "Com port" on the Windows 7 computer that is occupied by the HP Procurve 2524 serial cable and click "OK."

Click the "Bits per second:" drop-down box and choose "9600," and then click the "Flow Control" drop-down box and choose "None." Click "OK."

Press the "Enter" key to display the HP Procurve 2524 command line. Type "show ip" and press the "Enter" key. Note that the command output will display all the IP addresses configured on the switch.

Things You'll Need

  • HP Procurve 2524 serial console cable
  • Microsoft Windows 7 computer with HyperTerminal installed and a 9 pin serial port connector
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