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Mar 28th, 2008
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I have router 1811; I am using CLI; I can sign on but when I want enable command, I don't have password; How do I create one and How do I know I created one already? Thanks,

Correct Answer by mattcalderon about 9 years 4 months ago

When you attempt to go to enable mode are you prompted for a password?


If you are you prompted then need to do a password recovery if you don't know your password.


Password recover link below:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps221/products_password_recovery09186a0080094773.shtml



You have created an enable password if you have already followed the guides below.


If you are not prompted for one but would like a password set you use the enable secret command


example


enable

config t

enable secret cisco


/end example


This will set a password of cisco for those trying to get into enable mode.


Here is a document on the enable secret command

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk59/technologies_tech_note09186a00801d7efa.shtml#topic1


Here is a document to set the enable password. A little old 12.1, but still applies


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_1/security/command/reference/srdpass.html


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mattcalderon Fri, 03/28/2008 - 06:55
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When you attempt to go to enable mode are you prompted for a password?


If you are you prompted then need to do a password recovery if you don't know your password.


Password recover link below:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps221/products_password_recovery09186a0080094773.shtml



You have created an enable password if you have already followed the guides below.


If you are not prompted for one but would like a password set you use the enable secret command


example


enable

config t

enable secret cisco


/end example


This will set a password of cisco for those trying to get into enable mode.


Here is a document on the enable secret command

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk59/technologies_tech_note09186a00801d7efa.shtml#topic1


Here is a document to set the enable password. A little old 12.1, but still applies


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_1/security/command/reference/srdpass.html


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