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Cisco router 2503

When ever i enter into console mode of my router I get Router(boot)> and i can not do any configurations i have another router of same model which is working fine. But how can i make this router to normal mode i.e; Router> so that i can use my configurations. please help me with the steps or u can mail me also at

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Re: Cisco router 2503

Normally this is the command used to access a new image for loading.. see if these commands work for you:

##Normally, this is where you would load the new image file##
If not, then you may have to run these:

Router(boot)#configure terminal
Router(boot)(config)#config-register 0x2102

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Re: Cisco router 2503 - Cisco (WS-X3011) Router Routers

Which router are you using?

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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How do I reset my password?

In the below example i'm setting password as cisco for enable mode & Virtual terminals of router
1)Connect to the router and follow the below steps
Router#configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)#enable secret cisco
Router(config)#line vty 0 4
Router(config-line)#password cisco
Router con0 is now available
Press RETURN to get started.

Password: (type cisco to enter into the router privilaged mode)

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Cisco 3925 Router Password Recovery

TheCisco 3925 router is part of a family of networking equipment produced byCisco, which has been a network equipment giant for many years. Used 3925routers are available on the Internet at reasonable prices, so acquiring one isnot difficult. However, if the password is unknown or lost, reconfiguration isimpossible until the password is reset or recovered.

Cisco has built in aprocedure for rescuing lost or forgotten passwords or entering new passwords.
ThingsYou'll Need: Serial to RJ-45 cable;Terminal emulation software
1.Connect your computer to the router with the blue serial-to-RJ-45 cable thatcame with the router.
The 9-pin D-shell end connects to your computer's serialport, while the RJ-45 end connects to the console jack on the router.
The RJ-45end resembles a slightly larger telephone jack connector.

2.Turn on your computer and establish a terminal session to the 3925. You can use any terminal emulator, and many are freely available on the Internet.
Configure the session settings as follows:9600baud8data bitsNoparity1stop nonflowering controllable router's power cable into an electrical outlet, and as the 3925 boots, you should see the Cisco boot messages.

If you don't see any output on your computer's terminal session, check your settings on the session and restart itif necessary.
Press "Break" within 30 seconds of powering on the router to enter rommon (rom monitor) mode.

3.Type "confreg 0x2142" and press "Enter" at the "rommon1>" prompt. This will cause the router to boot from its internal flashmemory without loading the configuration into memory.
At the following"rommon 2>" prompt, type "reset" and press"Enter."
This will cause the router to reload and ignore thepreviously saved configuration file.

4.Respond "no" and press "Enter" when prompted for responsesto enter the initial dialog or basic management setup.
Type "enable"and press "Enter" at the following "Router>" prompt.This will put you into enable mode and display the "Router#" prompts.Copy the non-volatile memory into memory with the "copy start up-config running-config" command, followed by the "Enter" key. Type"sho run" at the prompt and press "Enter" to display the current configuration, including the passwords, some of which may be encrypted.

5.Type "config t" at the prompt and press "Enter." At the"Router(config)#" prompt, type "enable secret <pswd>"-- where "pswd" is the password -- and press "Enter." Atthis point, your enable password is reset. Press "Ctrl" +"z" to return to the "Router#" prompt.

6.Type "config t" at the "Router#" prompts and presses"Enter." At the "Router(config)#" prompt, type"config-register 0x02102" and press "Enter" to reset theboot register to its normal setting. Press "Ctrl" + "z" toleave configuration mode. Type "copy running-config startup-config"and press "Enter" to save your changes. Reboot the router and youshould be able to login with your password.

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How do you connect a cisco 2950 switch to a cisco 2503 router

by cat5 cable to the ethernet port on your router.

Mar 21, 2012 | Cisco 2503 Router

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1840 cisco router is not booting only cursor blinking not going ahead

It May be the problem with the IOS in the router Flash
  • Try hard reboot of the router If it is not soled proceed next.
  • while the router reboot press Pause button continuously, it will enter into the ROMMON mode.
  • using the Xmodem option upload the correct IOS, for refer Please refer the link
  • Please check the configuration Loading by confreg or config-register command and change into confreg 0x2142 to load from the Flash and reboot the router.

Jan 20, 2011 | Cisco (1841) Router (cisco1841)

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I have cisco 1841 router stuck at Rommon> only IOS is ok,but still in this mode/.

what shows the following?

dir flash: If IOS is ok the follow the below step The router will guide you through changing the registry. You want to press y to chang the configuration. The only other change you need to make is the change to the console baud rate, set that to 7 (115200).

do you wish to change the configuration? y/n [n]: y
enable "diagnostic mode"? y/n [n]:
enable "use net in IP bcast address"? y/n [n]:
enable "load rom after netboot fails"? y/n [n]:
enable "use all zero broadcast"? y/n [n]:
disable "break/abort has effect"? y/n [n]:
enable "ignore system config info"? y/n [n]:
change console baud rate? y/n [n]: y
enter rate: 0 = 9600, 1 = 4800, 2 = 1200, 3 = 2400
4 = 19200, 5 = 38400, 6 = 57600, 7 = 115200 [0]: 7
change the boot characteristics? y/n [n]:

Configuration Summary
enabled are:
break/abort has effect
console baud: 115200
boot: the ROM Monitor

do you wish to change the configuration? y/n [n]:
You must reset or power cycle for new config to take effect.

rommon 2>

3. When you reset the router in your console window you will see characters that you cannot read. You have to stop the session and set your baud rate to 115200. This will let you increase the speed that you use to transfer the file.
4. At the rommon prompt enter xmodem -c {filename}
5. When prompted, enter y to continue
6. From your hyperterminal prompt, click on transfter then send file
7. Select the IOS image then change the protocol to xmodem via the dropdown box then click send.
8. After the IOS has been downloaded, change the boot order by using the confreg 0x2102 command.

Dec 18, 2009 | Cisco (1841) Router (cisco1841)

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IOS Recovery

You will have to boot to the boot helper using this procedure:

At the ">" promp type:
o/r 0x2101

The router should boot to the boot helper image. You can proceed with flashing the IOS image then.

Aug 08, 2009 | Cisco 2520 Router

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How to configure the router cisco with all parameters

3. Configuring your Cisco Router If you have just turned on the router, it will be completely unconfigured. If it is already configured, you may want to view its current configuration. Even if it has not been previously configured, you should familiarize yourself with the show commands before beginning to configure the router. Enter privileged mode by issuing the command enable, then issue several show commands to see what they display. Remember, the command show ? will display all the showcommands aavailable in the current mode. Definately try out the following commands:
Router#show interfaces
Router#show ip protocols
Router#show ip route
Router#show ip arp When you enter privileged mode by using the command enable, you are in the top-level mode of privileged mode, also known in this document as "parent mode." It is in this top-level or parent mode that you can display most of the information about the router. As you now know, you do this with the show commands. Here you can learn the configuration of interfaces and whether they are up or down. You can display what IP protocols are in use, such as dynamic routing protocols. You can view the route and ARP tables, and these are just a few of the more important options.
As you configure the router, you will enter various sub-modes to set options, then return to the parent mode to display the results of your commands. You also return to the parent mode to enter other sub-modes. To return to the parent mode, you hit ctrl-z. This puts any commands you have just issued into affect, and returns you to parent mode.

Mar 31, 2009 | 3Com Routers

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Cisco router 857

hey you are saying that you want to configure the router,, but rommon mode is for breaking the u forget the password of the router......can you explain why u need to log in through rommon mode

Nov 30, 2008 | Cisco 857W (882658019555) Router

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Cisco 1721 router problem

Does the router boot to rommon mode everytime you turn it on?

There are two reasons why the router could be booting to rommon mode

1. There isn't a valid ios image loaded in flash memory
2. The configuration register is set to a number that ends with '0'

Change the configuration register setting to a number that ends in '2'. (i.e. 0x2402)

You do this with the command: confreg 0x2402 <hit enter key> (in rommon mode)

Reboot the router and it will first search for boot system commands in the startup config, if none found it will boot to the first valid ios image in flash memory.

If there isn't a valid ios image in flash memory, the router will continue to boot to rommon.

Apr 12, 2008 | Routers

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