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no service password recovery command on cisco 2801 router

HI,

we have a cisco 2801 router in class which has a disabled pasword recovery. We tried almost everything, we cannot get into ROMmon and the break sequence dosent work in any program (hyper terminal, putty, teraterm pro). We dont have any idea how to solve this problem.

Here is the log from hyperterminal:

System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)T9, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
PLD version 0x10
GIO ASIC version 0x127
c2801 processor with 131072 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with parity disabled


Readonly ROMMON initialized
PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xc100

Initializing ATA monitor library.......
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xc100

Initializing ATA monitor library.......

program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xd49718
Self decompressing the image : #################################################
################################################################################
######## [OK]


--- TRIED BREAK SEQUENCE HERE but nothing happens ---


Smart Init is enabled
smart init is sizing iomem
  ID            MEMORY_REQ         TYPE
                0X003AA110 public buffer pools
                0X00211000 public particle pools
0X0013          0X00035000 Card in slot 1
                0X000021B8 Onboard USB

If any of the above Memory Requirements are
"UNKNOWN", you may be using an unsupported
configuration or there is a software problem and
system operation may be compromised.

Allocating additional 7692663 bytes to IO Memory.
PMem allocated: 117440512 bytes; IOMem allocated: 16777216 bytes

              Restricted Rights Legend

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is
subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted
Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph
(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.

           cisco Systems, Inc.
           170 West Tasman Drive
           San Jose, California 95134-1706



Cisco IOS Software, 2801 Software (C2801-IPBASE-M), Version 12.4(1c), RELEASE SO
FTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 26-Oct-05 08:42 by evmiller
Image text-base: 0x6007ECA0, data-base: 0x61480000 


--- TRIED BREAK SEQUENCE HERE but nothing happens too ---


Port Statistics for unclassified packets is not turned on.
Cisco 2801 (revision 6.0) with 114688K/16384K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCZ102422KK
2 FastEthernet interfaces
2 Low-speed serial(sync/async) interfaces
DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity disabled.
191K bytes of NVRAM.
62720K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)



Press RETURN to get started!



Thanks for help!

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Community Member

no service password recovery command on cisco 2801 router

I usually suffer from the same issue, but what works for me everytime is the other method that simulates break sequence. Can't find the documentation for it but this is how it goes:

Set the serial connection as follows in Putty:

Baud rate 1200

1 stop bit

8 data bits

no parity

no flow control

Turn off your router, then turn it back on and immediately press the spacebar for about 10-15 seconds. All you'll see is giberish. After that reset your console connection settings to the usual 9600 baud rate, and you'll find yourself in rommon mode.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

no service password recovery command on cisco 2801 router

Use this:  http://www.heinzulm.com/password.php

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Community Member

no service password recovery command on cisco 2801 router

We tried these methods and none of them worked. It looks like the break command dosent work in any way.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

no service password recovery command on cisco 2801 router

We tried these methods and none of them worked. It looks like the break command dosent work in any way.

IT worked for me because I was NOT using a USB-to-serial adapter.  Maybe you are in the same situation.

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no service password recovery command on cisco 2801 router

I'm using adapter like this http://www.gwytech.com/shop/images/uploads/RS232-RJ45.jpg

I'd like to notice that on the second router which is the same this adapter works and break sequence works too, but this second router hasn't enabled this no service password recovery.

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