How to retrieve Cisco router password without losing configuration?
Need help to recover the forgotten password of your Cisco router? The following guide will help you restore the password without losing your router configuration. To retrieve the password, you will require rebooting your router many times. It means stoppage, but it is the best step to reset the password. At first, you need to connect the first end of the standard light blue cable to the power port and the other end to the 'Console' port on the back of your router. After connecting the devices, you need to make a serial connection to the router. For that, you need the following settings:
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: None
To recover the Cisco router password, check the following steps:-
1.Restart your Cisco router and press the 'Break' key to conflict the boot order. Input config 0x2142. It conveys the router to avoid NVRAM in the boot process. It won't load your current configuration.
2.Enter reset to restart your router. When asked to run the setup process, choose 'No.' Enter 'Copy Start, Run.' It loads the beginning setup into memory.
3.Now, if you enter the 'Show Run Config,' it will show you the router settings. Also, you should consider that the router name is in the prompt rather than the default 'Router.'
4.Type the 'enable secret new password' to change the enabled secret, and then enter the 'config-register 0x2102' to modify the registry settings back to 0x2102.
5.Once your router restarts, it will load the old settings along with the new password. Now, you need to save it so that it will continue during restarts.
6.Enter copy run start. Type Reload at the prompt to reboot the Cisco router.
Now, note down the password to keep them safe. However, if the steps as given above fail to recover the Cisco router password without losing the configuration or you need the help of experts, you can call on the genuine Cisco customer care number listed on the Contactforhelp to get the direct support of experts for recovering the password quickly.
on Oct 13, 2017