Locked out of Cisco router

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  1. kt

    kt Diamond Member

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    So my boss made a little mistake and locked us out of our Cisco 2821 router. Basically, he was trying to remove the default Cisco login for the router and in the process locked himself out of it too. Is there anyway to get back into the router without having to power cycle the router. He didn't write the config to memory yet, so reloading the router will get us back again. But we don't want to do that since it is currently live right now.

    Any ideas?
     
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    dphantom Diamond Member

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    Cisco password recovery procedures Here should help you out.
     
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    spidey07 No Lifer

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    The only way to recover is to reboot.

    Try a console cable on the router itself. But if you changed the enable password then you must reboot to get it back.
     
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    Cooky Golden Member

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    I ran into the same problem w/ those new 2800/3800 too...they come preconfigured w/ a local user account.
    If you don't disable authentication against local account before removing that account, a reload is the only way to get back in. (unless you change it before it times out on you)

    Time to schedule an outage.
     
  6. kt

    kt Diamond Member

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    I already know how to do the Cisco password recovery procedure.. that's not what we want since that involves power cycling the router.

    I guess we just have to schedule a down time.