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Access to a privileged mode throu telnet to the router

My college body made fun of me when i asked him this question and refused to answer. May be someone can help?

I was able to get to get to user mode entering telnet login password. When I typed "enable" IOS replied" No password was set" (or smth like that). It made me believe that somehow I must configure priveleged mode password for a telnet session. But how?

Thank you.


Re: Access to a privileged mode throu telnet to the router

The telnet password configured under the line vty command allows you to enter the user mode of the router. In order to go to the Priv exec mode, you would need to type in the enable password. This can be configured using the command enable password command in the Configuration mode of the Router using the console. However this enable password is to enter the priv exec mode of the Router. There is no priveleged mode password for a telnet session that has to be configured separately. If no password has been set, you should be able to enter the priv mode typing enable and pressing Enter after that.