PW reset on Cisco 1700 – Quick Guide

Quick guide to resetting password on a Cisco 1700 using HyperTerminal.’, ‘
Connect cable and setup HyperTerminal to use 9600, 8, N, 1.

Power off/on Cisco 1700 and press CNTL-Break.

rommon 1> confreg 0x2142
rommon 2> reset

At this point, if you want to blank out the “old” config and start fresh, type YES to the question, or type NO, and then # copy run start to copy the running-config (which is blank) to the startup-config.

Type \’No\’ when it asks if you want to do configuration.

Router> en

Router# copy start run
Press enter to “Destination filename”

Router# show run

At this point, copy the config to a .txt file as a backup.

Router# conf term
Router(config)# enable secret password

Of course, type whatever you want the password to be, in place of password above. EG: # enable secret cisco

Do this for all the difference passwords

Router(config)# exit

Router# show ip interface brief

Router# conf t
Router# int fa0
Router(config-if)# no shut

Do the rest of the interfaces you need.

Router(config-if)# ^z (press cntl-z)
Router# wr
Router# conf t
Router(config)# config-register 0x2102
Router(config)# exit