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Break Key Sequence For Password Recovery in Cisco Router or Switch

If you forgot the password to your Cisco router,  The fastest solution is to  replace the Router or Switch is password recovery option. During the password recovery procedure, it is fundamental sent the correct ‘Break’ key sequence to login ROMMON mode, but, as you know, the ‘break’ sequence depends by the operating System and Terminal emulator software that you use on your personal computer.You need to access the router physically and plugged console cable to console port directly. The break key combinations is to login to ROMMON mode without password authentication. You can recover the lost password from Rommon Mode easily. Below the standard break key sequence combinations for the most common operating systems. Software Platform Operating System Try This Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows XP Ctrl-Break Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows 2000 Ctrl-Break Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows 98 Ctrl-Break Hyperterminal (version 595160) IBM Compatible Windows 95 Ctrl-F6-Break Kermit Sun Workstation UNIX […]

Password Recovery/Reset Steps for Cisco Catalyst 2960 Switch

The Cisco switch configuration allows an end user to recover from a lost password by interrupting the boot sequence during power-on with physical access and we can assign new password for the Cisco Switch. These recovery procedures require that you have physical access to the switch. The procedure for recovering the password will vary depending upon the Cisco Catalyst series and model. You’ll need a few items in place before you begin to attempt a Cisco password reset. I will cover password recovery procedure for Cisco Catalyst Switch 2960 and this procedure will also work for other Cisco Catalyst switches 2900XL/3500XL, 2940, 2950/2955, 2960, and 2970 Series, as well as the Cisco Catalyst Layer 3 fixed configuration switches 3550, 3560, and 3750 Series. Next, find the below PDF document  for step-by-step instruction on how to reset and recover the password on your Cisco Catalyst switch. Download Cisco Catalyst Switch Password Recovery Instructions Password Recovery Steps for Cisco Catalyst 2960 […]

How to – Complete Cisco Router Password Recovery Steps

If you forgot your Cisco router password, find below step by step password recovery procedure of the Cisco Routers.  Did you know you can change them without losing your configuration? In order to perform a password recovery, you will need to reboot the router a couple of times and you have to change configuration register settings on the Cisco Router.  This means downtime, but it is a good sacrifice to make in order to get your passwords reset. First, connect DB9 end of the standard light blue serial cable to your serial port on your computer.  The other end of the cable should plug into the port labeled “Console” on the back of the Cisco router.  If you do not have a serial port, then you’ll need to go purchase a USB-to-serial adapter cable and install it on your computer. 1. Now that your hardware is connected, establish a serial connection […]

Password Recovery Procedure for Cisco 2500 Series Router

Below article covered how to break or recover Enable Secret Password on Cisco 2500 Router. 1. Attach a PC to the console port of the router.  Password recovery cannot be done remotely. 2. Type a show version at the console prompt.  You only have to be in User mode to run the show version command. Make a note of the configuration register number. It will almost always be 0x2102, but might be 0x102.  If you cannot do a show version use 0x2102 or check a similar router for it’s configuration register. 3. Once you have this information follow these steps: Basic Steps for Cisco Password Recovery: Power reset the router. Go into ROMMON mode for password recovery. Set the configuration register to boot the router without loading the configuration file. Reboot the router. Copy the startup-configuration into memory. Go into Global Configuration mode and change the password. Reset the configuration […]

How to recover or break the Cisco Router password

In below article I described  how to recover or break the enable password and the enable secret password. These passwords protect access to privileged EXEC and configuration modes. The enable password  can be recovered, but the enable secret password is encrypted and must be replaced with a new password. Use the procedure described in this document in order to replace the enable secret password. To recover or break the forgotten old password on Cisco Router or Switch we should bypass the original configuration when Router boots up and we have to enter the privileged mode without password. Then we load original configuration into RAM from NVRAM, configure a new password and save things back to the NVRAM with original boot sequence. The following configuration procedure is applicable for any Cisco router, such as 800, 2600, 3600, 1800, 2800, 3800 etc. 1. Cisco Router Password Recovery Procedure : 1. Connect the Cisco […]