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Resetting and Upgrading the APC AP9606 NMC

The APC AP9606 is a very old NMC for the Smart-UPS line. They go for under $10 each on ebay and are great for use on an isolated VLAN for SNMP alerts and actions. Their network interface is only 10BaseT, but that is a non-issue for the purpose they serve and they work without issue on most gigabit switches. General NotesThe default username/password is apc/apc.The AP9606 does not support DHCP, it supports only Static IP addresses or BOOTP.Setting the time on the AP9606 is broken on both the WebUI and on Telnet. If you discover how to successfully set a date and time, I will accept pull requests to this document.Unauthenticated SMTP Mail alerts work with GSuite SMTP Relay, as long as you have whitelisted your WAN IP.Discover/Reset IP AddressConnect to the same layer 2 network as a PC.Use Wireshark and filter for: eth.src[0:3]==00:c0:b7Reset the AP9606 (hold reset button for 2-3 seconds)After about 30 seconds, you will see the AP9606 doing ARP lookups.Put your computer in the same IP ra…