I just picked up this HP ProCurve 2810-48G switch for $50 bucks of FB marketplace and it works just fine, but man it is loud…
I don’t have a USB -> Serial dongle + serial -> RJ45, and was hoping to upgrade the firmware or enable the WebUI, but have not figured out how to do that just yet. I tried to see if it got an IP by searching for it’s MAC address, but nothing came up. I read over the documentation for upgrading it, but everything I saw required Console serial access, which I don’t have the dongle for. I do have the serial to RJ45 cable though.
It’s currently running in dumb-switch mode with no assigned IP for the management console, so I could just use it like that, but would prefer to get the management stuff set up for vlan and other stuff like that.
As for silencing this beast, I found a reddit thread where they have swapped out the fans with some noctua fans, but didn’t want to spend as much as I did on the switch for fans… Here’s the references:
What do you guys think? Should I try to silence this, update it + enable web mgmt or just sell it and get something else?
Thanks in advance!