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reset and configure a cisco 2811

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I purchased a used Cisco 2811.  Now how do I force a reset on the device to return it to factory defaults?  I have the console cable but can not telnet to the device.
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if you cannot get to where the above link tells you to go, try following this doc first.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_password_recovery09186a0080094675.shtml
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Method 3:
router#write erase
  confirm
router#reload
  Save config? NO

It won't go all the way back to factory default, but will be a blank config and clean slate for you to start over with the initial configuration dialog, or skip it, whatever you want to do.
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this is a factory fresh boot already, when i connect the cable i am not able to coneect via the default 10.10.10.1 ip to launch sdm
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