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Cisco 2600 router reset

Hey guys, I have a quick question for you. It's been a while since I have reset the password on a 2600. I understand

how to accomplish this, without any problems, but I was wondering about the configuration. If I reset the password

on a 2600 will is completely wipe out the configuration on the router? Let's say I have a router we will call BigBird

and BigBird has a password that no one knows, but it is funtioning and serving a purpose. If I reset the password

will it wipe out the total contents of NVRAM or just the part where the password is?

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Cisco 2600 router reset

Hi John,

doing the password recovery means restarting the router and modifying the config-register. After this the router/switch will boot with a default configuration, but the configuration you had is stored in startup-config. So you will just need to do a "copy start run".Also remember that the interfaces will be in admin shut down state so you will need to mannualy give them the no sh command.

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Cisco 2600 router reset

Hi John,

doing the password recovery means restarting the router and modifying the config-register. After this the router/switch will boot with a default configuration, but the configuration you had is stored in startup-config. So you will just need to do a "copy start run".Also remember that the interfaces will be in admin shut down state so you will need to mannualy give them the no sh command.

Cisco 2600 router reset

Thanks for the help. I was pretty sure unless you did a write erase the configuration would still be there.

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