CCNA ICND1 Lab2 – Restore Switch Password


Lab Tips:

Sometimes, the user forgets the password of the switch and therefore, cannot enter the privilege mode. You can restore the password without losing any other configurations.

Lab Requirements:

1. Set the enable password of the switch again.

2. The original configurations will not be lost.

Lab Process:

1. Turn the switch off and reboot it. Hold down the mode button when rebooting the switch.

2.>dir flash: Note that there is “:” after the word “flash”.

3.rename flash:config.text flash:config.old Rename the original configuration file config.old. If you delete config.text directly, the original configurations will be lost.

4.flash_init Delete the configuration file.

5.boot Reboot the switch.

Continue with configuration dialog?[yes/no]: no      / Discontinue with configuration dialog.


Switch#rename flash:config.old flash:config.text     / Rename the configuration file.

Destination filename[running-config]? running-config

Router#configure terminal

Router(config)#enable password pass4sure      / Set the enable password again.


Router#copy running-config startup-config     / Save the configurations.

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