• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 788
  • Last Modified:

Can't telnet into Cisco Aironet 1041N

I have a Cisco Aironet 1041N (one of the standalones) that I'm trying to configure.  I was able to do this fine until today, and now I cannot telnet into the device.  If I use the web interface, it takes my credentials just fine, but I get "Authentication failed" if I try to go through telnet.  I have changed the default password and created a new admin user to no avail.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be going on?

Thanks in advance!
0
MasterComputing
Asked:
MasterComputing
1 Solution
 
thegu99Commented:
someone change the passwords?
0
 
MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
I don't think so, because the passwords work fine to get into the web interface.
0
 
unfragmentedCommented:
try the default password.  You will probably find that http is configured for 'local user database' authentication, but telnet is configured for 'line password' authentication.

If you want the two to be the same, once you are in the cli, add the following config:-

line vty 0 4
 login local
0
On-Demand: Securing Your Wi-Fi for Summer Travel

Traveling this summer?Check out our on-demand webinar to learn about the importance of Wi-Fi security and 3 easy measures you can start taking immediately to protect your private data while using public Wi-Fi. Follow us today to learn more!

 
MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
Tried that as well with no luck.
0
 
Craig BeckCommented:
The authentication all uses the same method when configured via the GUI.

Go to...

Security -> Admin Access

What is selected there?
0
 
MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
I have no idea what happened, but I did a factory reset and reloaded my config, and all is well now - I can telnet into the device fine now.  Thanks for all the help!
0
 
MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
I found this solution myself after some trial-and-error.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

How do you know if your security is working?

Protecting your business doesn’t have to mean sifting through endless alerts and notifications. With WatchGuard Total Security Suite, you can feel confident that your business is secure, meaning you can get back to the things that have been sitting on your to-do list.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now