Cisco Rommon and password recovery notes
- Cisco 1841
Break on terminal during boot to get to rommon >1
- confreg 0x2142
- after put back "0x2102"
- If password recovery disabled due to "no service password-recovery" this may work
Another method is to reload or boot the router with console access, and press CTRL-BREAK within five to ten seconds of the Cisco IOS software image decompressing or roughly when the "Image text-base:... " part of the banner begins. You are then prompted to reset the router to factory default (erase start-up configuration).