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How do you deactivate a router password?

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?

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Re: How do you deactivate a router password?

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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Re: How do you deactivate a router password?

If you are still trying to get into that 7200 router then, only thing you can try is a password recovery:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps341/products_password_recovery09186a00800942d3.shtml

Re: How do you deactivate a router password?

No, I have the password. How do I disable or remove the password?

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

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Re: How do you deactivate a router password?

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

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Re: How do you deactivate a router password?

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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Re: How do you deactivate a router password?

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.

Re: How do you deactivate a router password?

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?

Re: How do you deactivate a router password?

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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