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Best Method to recover/reset password for Cisco 1900 and Cisco 2900 Router

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Following the guide to recover default password for the Cisco router:

1.You may meet two cases:
A: Can access the router, the just type show version at the prompt, and record the configuration register setting.
B: Can no longer access the router (because of a lost login or TACACS password), you can safely assume that your configuration register is set to 0×2102.

2.Turn off the router with the power switch, then turn the router back on.

3.Setting the entry point and size for the router
Press Break on the terminal keyboard a couple of times after you see the message program load complete, entry point: 0×80008000, size: 0x6fdb4c in order to put the router into ROMMON.

4.Type confreg 0×2142 at the rommon 1> prompt in order to boot from Flash.

5.Type reset at the rommon 2> prompt.

6.Type no after each setup question

7.Type enable at the Router> prompt.

8.Type configure memory or copy startup-config running-config

9.Type show running-config.

10.Type configure terminal.
The hostname(config)# prompt appears.

11.Type enable secret <password> in order to change the enable secret password.

12.Issue the no shutdown command on every interface that you use.

13.Type config-register <configuration_register_setting> . 

14.Press Ctrl-z or end in order to leave the configuration mode.

15.Type write memory or copy running-config startup-config 

After you had done those steps, you should be able to use the password you just set to enter privileged model.

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