My client asked me to update the SSID on a dozen Cisco Aironet 1241 access points in his hotel
These are connected to a Catalyst 2960 which in turn is connected to a Cisco 1841 router
As you may imagine these have been in place for quite some time now, and obviously we have no login or passwords for any of these devices.
I managed to reset the router’s password and then learned the hard way that Cisco by default disables its interfaces - had a fun time getting things up an running again. Thanks EE.
I also tried to reset the Catalyst’s password but have had less luck. Even though I press the mode button on power up and let go once stat is off, the boot ip process just continues to run unhindered.
I did notice something was displayed at the beginning indicating that the password recovery mode had been enabled - but whatever I try I can’t get the boot up process to break.
I did recover a login and password in the router’s running config but what is missing of course is the enable password.
I know that I won’t be able to recover the Aironet’s running config (pity) but if I can at least review the Catalyst’s config I will feel more confident when the time comes to reset the Aironets.
Thanks for reading me