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How to change admin password on Cisco 2960?


As title says, any guide on how to change admin password for cisco 2960?



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As title says, any guide on how to change admin password for cisco 2960?
You should be able to do:
enable secret newpasswordhere

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Seriously? I don't mean to be a jerk, but in less time than it took you to post that question, you could have had the answer from a quick google search.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...nable+password

Part of being a good tech is not just knowing the answer, but knowing how to FIND the answer when you don't know the answer. If there was such a thing as "your best friend" on the internet, it would be google.

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so these simply commands will change the existing password?

Quote:
switch# enable
switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# enable secret newpassword
Switch(config)# exit
Switch# write memory

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What if you can't login to it?

1) attach console
2) reboot it
3) hold in the status button while booting

at the prompt type the following

4) flash_init
5) dir flash:/
6) rename the config.text so you can boot into a blank environment.
mv flash:/config.text flash:/config.old
7) type "boot"

Now you have a clean switch, alternatively you can type "del flash:/config.text" and del flash:/vlan.dat

if you really want to dump it's config and vlan database.

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sorry for being rude here but if you can't figure out how to change a password on the switch how can anybody (clients, customers, boss) be confident that you've managed to configure it correctly (if at all). Maybe get somebody who knows what's going on involved in the process.

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Or just press and hold the mode button (assuming auto setup hasnt been disabled) and the switch is back to factory. The old config will get renamed .old

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