hope it is plug&play:-) thanks!!
Ask the seller if it has been reset to factory defaults. Most have, but if you get one that hasn't, it may not work until you have logged into it via the console, which is not straightforward.
Chris - I had problems with the Cisco switch I got hold of, and I suspect it needs a proper factory reset. Can you post details of how to log into via the console? (I'm not sure I truly undestand what is meant by 'the console' either.) Web searches suggest there's some sort of reset to be done by holding various combinations of buttons etc. but these didn't seem to help me. Thanks
I have only had to do this once, and to be honest, it took me several attempts, a bit of head scratching, and trawling the net for info. You need a special console cable, which connects your computer to the console port on your switch. Then you log in via the command line. On a Mac, I used the free trial version of SecureCRT for this.
A Google search will reveal lots of information on how to do this, for example: https://www.petri.com/forums/f...0-to-factory-default
There are some more IT literate people than me on the forum, who would be better at explaining this stuff that I would be. Good luck!!