How to reset the NSS


How do I reset the network settings of the NSS?
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This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).

Q. How do I reset the network settings of the NSS?


If there is a problem with the NSS and the configuration interface is not accessible, you might need to reset the network settings.

Resetting the Network Settings of the NSS

Step 1:
Shut down and power off the system.

Step 2:
Press and hold the Reset button on the front panel of the chassis then apply power to the system.

Step 3:
Wait until you see the Power LED on the front panel to flash yellow rapidly then release the Reset button.

Note: The following will be reset to their default settings:

  • Link Addressing: DHCP
  • Link Bonding Mode: Active Backup
  • NSS Hostname: nas<MAC address of primary link> For example, "nas0123456789ab"
  • Administrator Password: admin
  • Network Filters: cleared
  • Network Default Policy: Accept All
  • MTU Size: 1500

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