How to recover your passwords on a cisco router.


So, you have got a cisco router whose password you do not know. Do not panic. This is how you can recover your password on a cisco router.

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1. Connect to the router through the terminal via the console.
2. Power off and On the router. As soon as it starts loading the ios, press the key combination (CTRL+Break). This takes you to rommon
3. Type confreg 0x2142
4. Type reset
5. Type no. Go to privilege mode and copy the start-up configuration to running-configuration.
6. Go to the global config mode and change the passwords to what you can remember
7 Change the configuration register back to 0x2102
8. Save and reload the router. Now you can login with the new passwords.
Find below the procedure as implemented on a cisco router.

Digitally Signed Release Software
program load complete, entry point: 0x81000000, size: 0x3bcd3d8
Self decompressing the image :
monitor: command “boot” aborted due to user interrupt
rommon 1 > confreg 0x2142
rommon 2 > reset
        — System Configuration Dialog —

Continue with configuration dialog? [yes/no]: n

Press RETURN to get started!

Router#copy start run
Cisco#conf t
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
Ciscor(config)#enable secret cisco
Cisco(config)#line con 0
Cisco(config-line)#pass cisco
Cisco(config)#config-reg 0x2102
Cisco(config)#copy run start
%SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console

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Ashioma Michael, a BSc (Computer Science)., MTCNA, CCNA, and CCNP holder with many years of industry-proven experience in network design, implementation and optimization. He has tutored and guided many professionals towards obtaining their Cisco certifications. Mike works as a senior network engineer with one of the leading internet service providers in West Africa.

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