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Password Recovery Cisco 2940 Switch Failed

Hi,

Quick question regarding the password recovery procedure outlined on this page:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_password_recovery09186a0080094184.shtml

Have tired this several times without success. I get to the portion where I need to enter terminal configuration mode and every time I get "authentication failed" Seems like I'm stuck because I need this password to be reset to bring the switch back to factory defaults.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!                  

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Re: Password Recovery Cisco 2940 Switch Failed

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Re: Password Recovery Cisco 2940 Switch Failed

I don't know where you've gone wrong but I've done password recovery on these 2940 and I've never seen this fail.

Exactly, WHAT have you done?

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Password Recovery Cisco 2940 Switch Failed

I figured out what I was doing wrong. I'm just now getting into cisco switches, so I'm sure it was a noob mistake. In the password recovery procedure they have you rename the config file, then rename it back. Well, for some reason if I tried entering conf t mode after renaming the config file back, I got "auth failed."

So I learned that if you just rename the config file, then wr mem, it works fine.

Thanks anyway!

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