Cisco 881W - password recovery for AP module

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Mar 30th, 2010
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Does anyone know how to do password recovery on the AP module within a Cisco 881W router?  I'm trying to make a change to an SSID config and we lost the password on the AP.  When I do a password recovery on the router, it doesn't wipe out the config of the AP.  I try to session into the AP and can't get past the username/password prompt.  I haven't been able to find a document on Cisco's web.



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Correct Answer by Yudong Wu about 7 years 3 months ago

Did you try this?

service-module wlan-ap 0 reset default-config

and then reset the AP module
service-module wlan-ap 0 reset

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Yudong Wu Tue, 03/30/2010 - 22:54
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Did you try this?

service-module wlan-ap 0 reset default-config

and then reset the AP module
service-module wlan-ap 0 reset

cstevens Tue, 04/13/2010 - 06:57
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Thanks Kevin.  That was exactly what I needed to know.

robert.germanovich Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:18
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I have this issue and when i reset as instructed above, i still cannot set boot preferences within the AP. I cannot enter global configuration mode of the AP. All of these attempts are met with ERROR!!! Command is disabled. I have the newest ".tar" file installed in flash of the ap but it will not load it and it will not allow any other configuration changes.

Yudong Wu Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:09
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Yes, it should reset the AP config to factory default so you should be able to login back with default user/pass Cisco/Cisco.

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