How to change the switch management IP address to avoid accessing the wrong device

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edited July 2022 in Other Topics

This example shows administrators how to use the Web GUI to manage the IP addresses of the switches and avoid administrators from unintentionally accessing the wrong devices. As shown below, there are two switches in the environment. Both default IP addresses of the two switches are


All network IP addresses and subnet masks are used as examples in this article. Please replace them with your actual network IP addresses and subnet masks. This example was tested using XGS4600-32 (Firmware Version: V4.50).

1.Configuration in the Switch-2

1-1. Disconnect the link between Switch-1 and Switch-2.

1-2. Set the PC’s IP address on to the same subnet as the switches. For example, set the PC IP address as

1-3. Open a browser (IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc….). Go to website (default management IP address). Key in “username: admin; password: 1234” and log in.

1-4. Enter the webpage and go to Menu > Basic Setting > IP Setup > IP Configuration. Set the IP address you prefer, for example Then click Add.

1-5. Log back in using the new IP address After logging in again, remember to click the Save icon to save the new configurations.

2.Test the Result

Log in via the web GUI and go to Menu > Basic Setting > IP Setup > IP Configuration. Check if the IP address is already configured as