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Cisco 26XX Router Password Recovery

Good Day,
   I have a client who has lost the passwords to 2 of his 26XX routers.  Is there a way to get into these routers with out killing the config?  He doesn't have a copy of the configs.

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follow the procedure in this link. it will allow you to change the passwords on the router without wiping the config
Follow These Setups & you will be able to recover your password without lossing your running-config

1. Go to Rommon Mode by press Ctrl+break (Connect Your Router Throw Consol Cable at press at start of boot)

2. Change the config register value by typing this command on rommon mode "o/r 0X2142"(2500 series) or "confreg 0X2142"

3. Reset the Router

4. Go to Privilage Mode & copy the startup config to running config. (router#Copy start run)

5. change the password (router(Config)#enable seceret xxxxxxxx

6. change the config register value back to 0X2102 by writing command (Router(Config)#config-register 0X2102

7. Copy Contents of running config to startup (router#copy run start)

8. Reload the Router

Its done.
tolsonkraAuthor Commented:
Thanks I will be trying on Tuesday night.

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