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PASSWORD ISSUE

Pls,i misplaced the telnet password for a catalyst 3650 switch. I have tried configuring a new one through password recovery procedure but its nt working out. Though, i still have the console password. Is there any way i can change the password? pls reply.

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Blue

Re: PASSWORD ISSUE

Hi:

What do you mean it didnt work?

It should work.

You have to break the boot sequence by using the break sequence keys for your model router. usually its ctrl-break, or something to that effect. Then you will be placed into ROMMON mode. There you change the config register to 0x2142, and reload the device.

This will load a blank running config. You configure the passwords, do a copy start run, and then reload.

HTH

Victor

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: PASSWORD ISSUE

Awwww ... Victor. This procedure is the Password Recovery for a router not a switch. :P

He he he ...

Have a Happy Easter friend.

New Member

Re: PASSWORD ISSUE

If you still have the console password then why would you need to do a password recovery? Are you not able to console into the device and then change the telnet password?

Blue

Re: PASSWORD ISSUE

Im assuming he can only get into user exec mode and not privilege exec to make any configuration changes.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: PASSWORD ISSUE

If you can change the configuration, sure you can:

enable

config t

line vty 0 15

password

end

write

Tadaa!!!

Happy Easter!

New Member

Re: PASSWORD ISSUE

Thanks a bunch. it worked out. though i ve to first disable the password authontication command. b4 rewritting the password.

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