You can set a password on a Cisco router to protect access from unauthorized users. Once, you enable a password on a Cisco router, it will prompt to enter the password after every bootup. What will happen if you forget the password of a Cisco router that you are managing? You can reset Cisco router password or recover the lost password of a Cisco router using the ROM Monitor (ROMMON) mode. To reset Cisco router password, you need to modify the configuration register value. In this post, we will discuss how to set the Cisco router password and ho to reset Cisco router password using the Cisco Router Password Recovery. [Read more…]
The basic router configuration tasks such as configuring hostname, banner, and IP address are some of the common tasks that every network engineer should know. In this post, we will discuss how to perform basic router configuration tasks on a Cisco router or switch.
Configuring hostname is one of the most basic router configuration tasks. A hostname is used to define the name of a device. Each device on a network should have a unique hostname. To configure the hostname of a router, execute the following commands. [Read more…]