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how do you reset or change the password for a cisco 1800.

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We've forgot the password to our cisco 1800 router.  I follow the instruction founded here (expertexchange) but it did not work.  any other suggestion?
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John MeggersNetwork Architect

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Can you give us a list of what you did, or tell us what happened?  Are you able to get to the console?  Are you able to get to the ROMMON prompt?  Are you able to change the config register?  Those instructions do work, but it's possible to make a mistake and miss a step.

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I need to change the console password.  I was able to change the secret password.  The instruction does not tell me how to change the console password.
John MeggersNetwork Architect

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How is AAA configured?  Are you using a local username or authenticating off a TACACS server?
Top Expert 2014

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Can you actually Telnet or SSH to the router?

If you can,

conf t
line con 0
password [i]<newpassword>[/i]
end

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Top Expert 2014
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Oops the formatting went a bit wild there...

conf t
 line con 0
 password <newpassword>
end

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Top Expert 2011
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When you get to step 11 instead of changing enable secret change your console password with this command:
   
router(config)#line con 0
router(config-line)#password password