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Cisco drops config everytime the power cuts out.

When I received my 2610 from my upstream provider, it was configured for a different customer, but they didn't know who.  So, they didn't know the password for it.  They gave me some procedure for setting a value in a register and bam!  I rebooted the router and it came up in the configuration wizard.  I typed in the config and I was good to go.

Now, every time I power cycle the router it goes into the configuration wizard.  Do I need to unset the value in the register?

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Robing66066Commented:
Yes.  When you enter your configuration information, include the line: config-register 0x2102 at the end.  That should get the router to boot normally using the contents of the NVRAM rather than the config wizard.

Good luck!
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GodAuthor Commented:
I saw another post that mentioned 0x2142 - is that the wrong register to use?

0x2102  vs. 0x2142?

Thanks!
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durindilCommented:
Be sure to copy the running config to the startup config (NVRAM,) or you will lost it every time you reboot!

# copy run start
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durindilCommented:
I mean lose!
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GodAuthor Commented:
Again, can someone please clarify on 0x2102 vs. 0x2142?
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Robing66066Commented:
2142 is the register to get where you are now.  2102 will return it to normal booting.

See this page for a complete password recovery description:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/474/pswdrec_2500.html
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GodAuthor Commented:
Thanks Robing66066 - you're a life saver.  MCI was no friggin help on this.
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Robing66066Commented:
Glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade and the points!
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