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Cisco 871, Facotry Reset

I've been trying to reset my router, hitting that little button on the back but no success. Does anyone know if there's a procedure to pushing the button. I cant find anything on the internet nor the Cisco site. I know some other routers to reset them you have to hit the reset button twice in three seconds. Do these have the same thing?

I can't log in via the the console port.

Any help appreciated.


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Taken From the Cisco Page


Q. What is the use of Reset button on Cisco 870 and 850 Series routers ?
A. Reset button is used to restore the router to default-factory settings if pressed within five seconds of the router power-up. In line with this implementation, the following scenarios are possible.
1. Router will not react to the reset button if pressed after the 5 seconds of power-up.
2. When the reset button is pressed within 5 seconds of boot up, and there is no valid xxx.cfg file in the flash, then the router boots up with the factory defaults.
3. When the reset button is pressed within 5 seconds of boot up, and there is a valid xxx.cfg file in the flash, router will boot up with the xxx.cfg file and avoid the startup-config file in the nvram.
Arthur_MinoAuthor Commented:
you the man!!
ruskin gichanaCommented:
does the cisco 971 support wifi technology. i cant see mine online and am unable to reset it

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