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Cisco 1600 User Access Authentication

Hi, I bought a Cisco 1600 ROUTER off Ebay, its a used one; while booting it prompts me to put a USER ACCESS AUTHENTICATION PASSWORD. Please can someone advice on how to follow this?

Thanks

Nasser

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Re: Cisco 1600 User Access Authentication

Sounds like someone forgot to clear their config before sending it to you. To reset the passwords you will need to perform password recovery on it. Hopefully you got a console cable with the router (should be flat and is typically blue or black). Here are directions on the password recovery.

http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps214/products_password_recovery09186a0080093e11.shtml

HTH and please rate

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Re: Cisco 1600 User Access Authentication

Hi, i cant even access the router; it prompts me to enter user access verification password.

Re: Cisco 1600 User Access Authentication

You need a console cable. Directly connect the cable to the router and your PC, then follow the directions. Here's diagrams/instructions for a 1700, but it will be the same for your router.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps221/products_installation_guide_chapter09186a00801a054e.html#wp1021775

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Re: Cisco 1600 User Access Authentication

Thanks for ur respone, I have a console cable already, else it cant connect to the pc; its a sky blue colour. I have connected it as instructed,but it takes me to the same prompt

Re: Cisco 1600 User Access Authentication

Please read the directions carefully. You need to power cycle the router and enter the Break sequence to gain access.

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Re: Cisco 1600 User Access Authentication

Bravo! its done, thanks a million for your help. I appreciate your time and energy. God bless

zzzz Nasa

Re: Cisco 1600 User Access Authentication

Glad to hear it.

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