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How do I recover passwords on router that I can't turn off or unplug?

Working on practice exam in Packet Tracer.  I'm not  sure if this is a mistake or my instructor is demented.  Any ideas.  Everything I could find involves turning off the router and recovering that way.

Thanks!

Bruce

Orlando, FL.

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How do I recover passwords on router that I can't turn off or un

You need to reboot the router to invoke password recovery.

Your instructor is demented or drunk (or both).

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How do I recover passwords on router that I can't turn off or un

What is the password type? Type 5 or Type 7?

Type 7 passwords you can hack. Type 5 or MD5 you would have to set the Config register and reboot into ROMMON. If you set a password in the running config and didn't copy run start, you could copy start run to wipe out your change.

not sure if any of those help.

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Randy Manthey

CCNA, CCNA - Security

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

How do I recover passwords on router that I can't turn off or un

You need to reboot the router to invoke password recovery.

Your instructor is demented or drunk (or both).

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How do I recover passwords on router that I can't turn off or un

That's what I thought but I figured "I don't know much, there must be another way."  Scenario came from Cisco via Networking Academy.  Must be a glitch.

Thanks!

Bruce

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How do I recover passwords on router that I can't turn off or un

What is the password type? Type 5 or Type 7?

Type 7 passwords you can hack. Type 5 or MD5 you would have to set the Config register and reboot into ROMMON. If you set a password in the running config and didn't copy run start, you could copy start run to wipe out your change.

not sure if any of those help.

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Randy Manthey

CCNA, CCNA - Security

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How do I recover passwords on router that I can't turn off or un

MD5

It must have been a glitch coming from Cisco Networking Academy.  My instuctor said that shouldn't happen.  I restarted the practice exam and it was ok.

Thanks for info, just the same.

-Bruce

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