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Cisco drops config everytime the power cuts out.

Posted on 2003-12-01
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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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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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I saw another post that mentioned 0x2142 - is that the wrong register to use?

0x2102  vs. 0x2142?

Thanks!
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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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If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
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I mean lose!
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Again, can someone please clarify on 0x2102 vs. 0x2142?
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by:Robing66066
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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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Thanks Robing66066 - you're a life saver.  MCI was no friggin help on this.
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Glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade and the points!
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