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Password Recovery fo Cisco 871 W

Posted on 2008-06-13
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I just purchased a Cisco 871 router off ebay and it came with a config on it with a console password. I check the internet but could not find any docmentation
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This link will walk you through changing the enable password.

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/474/pswdrec_800.html
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maybe 'reset to factory defautl' is easier if that fits your need.
have you check the link below:
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Networking_Hardware/Routers/Q_21834213.html
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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.
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hope it helps.
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