Missing command prompt character

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Has anyone ever encountered a missing character in a device command  prompt?  I have a 2821 router that will not display the "#" character or  the ">" when I ssh to it.  The hostname is correct, but the prompt  character after the hostname will not display.  If I go into config  mode, the "#" shows up after the (config), but in regular mode or enable mode, no prompt  charater after the hostname.  Has anyone ever encountered this?


I  have 300 other 2821 routers and 3560 switches and this is the only  device that this happen to.  I use secureCRT for all my ssh connections,  and I don't think it is the terminal setup because I see it with putty  and teraterm, too.  I have reloaded the router hoping it would fix it....no luck.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Correct Answer by Federico Coto F... about 6 years 10 months ago

Hi,


In an IOS device, if you issue the command ''prompt xxxx''

You will get the xxxx string as the prompt instead of getting the # symbol.


To revert it use the no form of the command in configuration mode.


Hope it helps.


Federico.

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Federico Coto F... Wed, 05/12/2010 - 06:58
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Hi,


In an IOS device, if you issue the command ''prompt xxxx''

You will get the xxxx string as the prompt instead of getting the # symbol.


To revert it use the no form of the command in configuration mode.


Hope it helps.


Federico.

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