Cisco Password Recovery (most routers)

    The following procedure is pretty standard and works on most Cisco devices.

    • Connect to the device via it's console port setting your terminal emulator to 9600/8/N/1 and power cycle it.
    • As soon as it starts to POST, send it a BREAK signal (depends on your terminal emulator) to drop it into ROMMON.
    • At the prompt, type confreg 0x2142
    • Then type reset and let the device reboot completely (do not use ctrl-c to skip config dialog).
    • After the device comes up, go into enable mode
    • copy startup-config running-config
    • show run to make sure it looks good.
    • Go into config mode (config t)
    • Enter the new secret password (enable secret)
    • Make sure to do a no shut on all the interfaces that should be up.
    • Type config-register 0x2102.
    • Type end to exit config mode.
    • Save the config using write mem.

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