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Cisco 1720 lost password

Posted on 2004-04-23
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hired at an office with network allready in place, including a 1720 router. I would like to see/edit the config for the router but dont know the pass word and the person who set it up is long gone. Is there any way i can find out any passwords or reset them with out harming the existing config (except the password fields of corse).

thanks!
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Don Johnston earned 250 total points
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Pretty straightforward process. The only "issue" is that you have to power cycle the router.

Here's the link with the details:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps221/products_password_recovery09186a0080094773.shtml

-Don
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and this will not hurt my current config in anyway, besides changing the pass correct?
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by:macdady808
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and this will not hurt my current config in anyway, besides changing the pass correct?
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by:td_miles
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Follow the steps, taking particular care at step 10 (as the cisco site says "important" !). This is the step that makes sure that you retain the existing config.
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okie dokie! thanks
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