I bought a used Dell PowerConnect 3324 network switch and am trying to connect to it so I can configure it. I have been using as is for a long while not and it works fine but now it the time to get in an look to see how things work. Problem is I don't know the IP that is configured with and thus cannot log in. I have connected directly to the switch using a network cable and ran WireShark but still it is not evident to me. I am not a network admin so I am not schooled in all the tools to use so if this is too easy than please be kind :)
You need to attach a serial cable to the console port then use something like Hyperterminal (Windows), and attach to the COM port your serial is plugged into on your PC, to configure it. Use the commands Spaceman mentioned to get the running config.. However, I can't imagine buying a used switch and just throwing it into production without configuring it.