Aironet BR2040-E password recovery
Posted on 2004-08-11
I've got 2 Aironet BR2040-E devices that were taken down from a facility that was no longer being used. I would like to find a new home for these however there is a password set on them that no one can figureout or has listed.
I am making the assumption that both devices have the same password (99% likely) and really all I need to change is the IP address on each one, otherwise they are configured how I want.
One of the devices has FTP, HTTP, and Hyperterminal Access. The other has FTP, HTTP, Telnet, and Hyperterminal access enabled.
I have been trying to use a program called Brutus to guess the password on the one device using FTP as it will let you indefinitly guess the password. However either the program, my pc, or the device is slow going. Do to the order in which you login I couldn't get Brutus to work in Telnet mode where I would assume it could work faster.
I am looking for either password recovery procedures, a way to clear out the password/configuration, or a better program I can use that will work faster. Preferably in that order.
I did happen to find a old manual for the device which details information for the BR2000-E and BR1000-E models so I would assume those are very similiar. Inside the manual it states if you forgot the password send the device to Aironet for their recovery. However Cisco now owns Aironet and this product is no longer supported by Cisco as far as I am aware.
Both devices are running at version 5.0J if that's any help as well.