Is there a way i can make HP 1910 works in layer 2 mode. I check the web interface but not seeing anything Also i enable the cli and went to system view but not seeing any thing related no ip routing or way to make the ports works in layer 2 mode ... my current setting requires layer 2 switch Please help
Like Ryan said, it's a layer-2 device first. If you don't configure any layer-3 features, it won't have any. Out of the box, it has no ip interfaces (maybe a default management address, not sure with the 1910) and all ports are in the default vlan (1).
The automatic default gateway can be removed, or replaced. But it has zero effect on switching of traffic. It will only route traffic sent directly to it -- i.e. if 192.168.1.254 (it's mgmt address) is the gateway on the hosts in your LAN.