Password recovery for 2651xm

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Feb 5th, 2009

I just purchased a 2651xm (ebay) and it's password protected from the previous owner. I followed the password recovery directions on the Cisco website but it doesn't work. Can anyone please help? Here's whats happening:

1. Break and goto ROMMON. Good.

2. type Type confreg 0x2142 at the Rommon1 promp. Good.

3. Type reset at the rommon 2> prompt. Good.

4. Ctrl-C in order to skip the initial setup. Good.

5. Type enable at the Router> prompt. Good.

6. Copy start run. Good.

7. Type show running-config or config t. Nothing happens here. I get an error. I can type a ? and see every command available like normal, but nothing works.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Eric

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Correct Answer by Giuseppe Larosa about 7 years 11 months ago

Hello Eric,

stop at step 5

do show startup-config.

probably the device was configured with aaa commands and wants to contact some AAA server.

Because the router is new for you just do the opposite

copy run start to clear the old configuration

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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Giuseppe Larosa Thu, 02/05/2009 - 12:22

Hello Eric,

stop at step 5

do show startup-config.

probably the device was configured with aaa commands and wants to contact some AAA server.

Because the router is new for you just do the opposite

copy run start to clear the old configuration

Hope to help

Giuseppe

Eric.Biggie Thu, 02/05/2009 - 13:18

Thanks Giuseppe! I skipped the step and was able to configure the enable secret password and successfully change the register back to 2102.

Thanks again, that worked great!

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