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How to Factory Reset a Cisco 6160

I can't figure this out and there isn't much documentation on the subject online. The reset button just resets the device even after holding it for 10+ seconds and there is nothing in the CLI.

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How to Factory Reset a Cisco 6160

Nick,

I did some research and came across this post about the 6120 which I am hoping is similar to your 6160. It looks like there is a write erase command you could use assuming you have CLI access.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2007033

Not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for but hope this helps somewhat. Will continue to do some digging to see if I can find anything in the manuals.

Ryan

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How to Factory Reset a Cisco 6160

Thanks for looking into it but i don't have a write erase option in the CLI. This is a very old device, 10+ years, and I'm not sure it has the same options as newer Cisco devices. I also don't know the enable password which severely limits my options. I've spent 2 or 3 entire work days searching for any information about old Cisco DSLAMs and I can't find anything that pertains to me. If you get lucky and find anything please let me know.

Thanks again.

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How to Factory Reset a Cisco 6160

Nick Weaver wrote:

I can't figure this out and there isn't much documentation on the subject online. The reset button just resets the device even after holding it for 10+ seconds and there is nothing in the CLI.

If you have access to the CLI with appropriate permissions, you could do "write erase" or "erase startup-config" - they look like a standard IOS interface, so one of those should work.

Cheers.

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How to Factory Reset a Cisco 6160

We have access to the CLI but don't have permissions because we don't know the enable password since we bought the device from another company. I only have the entry level commands and there are no write or erase commands.

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How to Factory Reset a Cisco 6160

Nick Weaver wrote:

We have access to the CLI but don't have permissions because we don't know the enable password since we bought the device from another company. I only have the entry level commands and there are no write or erase commands.

Password recovery procedures located here

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps298/products_password_recovery09186a0080094775.shtml

Note that this WILL be a disruptive process, so if the device is in production, schedule downtime accordingly.

Cheers

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