Hello all, I have a little problem...or at least hope it’s little. I was doing an initial setup of a 1941W router. Login in with the default cisco/cisco, switched over to config, typed the a few commands and than ran the following: yourname(config)# username username privilege 15 secret 5 password (I replaced username and password with actual credentials) logout, tried to log back in and received an error of % Login invalid. Doubled check the password the credentials, retired and received the same error. I cannot login at all. I have searched on how to reset the router but the articles require I have access to enable mode, I can’t even cast past the initial login screen, any ideas?
Hopefully the link supplied by Jennifer will help you access the router again. I believe that I see what caused the original problem and hope that you will avoid doing this again when you do have access. You indicate that you entered this command:
username username privilege 15 secret 5 password
The problem is the presence of 5 in that command. If you specify secret 5 then the IOS treats what you entered as the already encrypted version of the password. So when configuring the router you should use:
username username privilege 15 secret password
Here is the password recovery procedure:
Hope that helps.