How do you deactivate a router password?

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Aug 5th, 2008
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We have an Enable Password.

Is there a way to deactivate the enable password or change it to whatever it is by default when Cisco ships the router. Is there a "default" No password?

Correct Answer by tdrais about 8 years 7 months ago

I think this a continuation of the thread about selling a router. Although the above posts will mostly work assuming no AAA configurations you are better off wiping the complete config.


erase nvram or erase start is the best bet since it reset the config to basically blank.

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comcitycorporation Tue, 08/05/2008 - 13:28
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No, I have the password. How do I disable or remove the password?


Or, how do I change the password to Cisco for example?

jamesl0112 Tue, 08/05/2008 - 14:14
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The enable secret password can be changed in global configuration mode:


Router#conf t

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

Router(config)#enable secret Cisco

4rmorris Tue, 08/05/2008 - 16:17
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You could also remove the password completely:


#conf t

(config)#no enable secret

(config)#no enable password


Depending which command is used in your config.


Good luck,


Ryan

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tdrais Wed, 08/06/2008 - 05:03
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I think this a continuation of the thread about selling a router. Although the above posts will mostly work assuming no AAA configurations you are better off wiping the complete config.


erase nvram or erase start is the best bet since it reset the config to basically blank.

comcitycorporation Wed, 08/06/2008 - 08:45
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Ok yes, I think this is the better idea, however, it didn't work. The problem is I have two PCMCIA disks, disk0 and disk1 and they have the startup-configs on them I believe. Not sure.


I did a

enable

erase nvram

erase start

reload (excepted the save)

However, when it reloaded it still had the passwords and the config.


Do I need to erase the startup-configs up the PCMCIA cards? If so, what will the new(default) password be?


comcitycorporation Wed, 08/06/2008 - 11:21
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Ok, I think I have figured this out on my own.


Its been 4 years since I have touched this stuff.

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