I just purchased a 3845 router and I placed a password in the line console. Though when I log out of the console and back in it still doesnt ask for a password. I am able to type enable and get to the # prompt. I tried my normal "login" command but in the router it stated incomplete command. There is a "login authentication default" command but I am not sure that is what I need to perform.
Do you experinece the same thing when the console session time out.
You can remove the login authentication default command as it is basically used with Tacacs+ or radius
It looks like AAA is enabled. If you don't want use AAA feature, just type "no aaa new-model". Then the "login" command without any keyword should work.
Hope this help
You can define a authentication method list, like this:
aaa authentication login default local
then define a username-password pair
username admin password cisco
Now, next time when you login, you will be prompted to enter a username and password.
Let me know if it work
"I just purchased a 3845 router and I placed a password in the line console"
line con 0
"I am able to type enable and get to the # prompt. "
enable secret xxxxx
The enable password is not the same with the console password, so if you set the console password and not the enable pass when you type enable you will get privilege level 15 with no pass.