Reset Cisco Password

Posted on 2004-08-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hello everyone,

I was wondering, if I reset the passwords on my Cisco 2500 router using the following tutorial:

will it erase all of my configurations as well?
Question by:joshuaemory
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Pete Long earned 500 total points
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Hi joshuaemory,

NO - it just bypasses the authentication - your config is untouched :)
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all it does is alter the way the router starts up. :)
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Reset a Cisco PWD is the easiest thing to do on earth... eh... just a sec... no ... its not:

Just go to the following link:

Now I see... its the most annoying thing...

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...and yap... it is!!!!


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Following those directions will not change your config at all.  It's actually a simple easy process that anyone with a small amount of Cisco knowledge can do.

Have fun!

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lol  Sweet!  Thanks a lot guys!  I wish I could give everyone the points, but since PeteLong answered first... THANKS A LOT!!!
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