Learn about the need to change Cisco® router password
Passwords are used to restrict unauthorized person's access to a Cisco router. Passwords are given to the virtual terminal lines and the console line. Cisco router password can be set privileged EXEC mode. The console password is useful on a network on which multiple people have to access to the Cisco router. So, the persons who are not authorized, cannot access the Cisco router. The passwords protect the router from hackers. Cisco router are mainly used to connect several networks by exchanging the information. Cisco router is a network device that contains a database called IP routing table. The Cisco IOS software program is a command line interpreter to perform several types of commands generating any type of output. Cisco router are known as the better solution for most of the WAN environment.
- Cisco console cable
- Cisco IOS modes of operation
- Change Cisco router password
Cisco console cable
There are many passwords the user can change on a Cisco router network device. The console password of this Cisco router network device delivers security from a person connecting to the router by a Cisco console cable. The passwords prevent an unauthorized user from connecting to the router and making unwanted changes. The password protection blocks the user to enter in to the router and prevent it from making any changes to the settings.
Cisco IOS modes of operation
The Cisco IOS software offers the user’s access to several different command modes. In every command mode it delivers a different group of related commands. For security purposes, the Cisco IOS software delivers two levels of access to command user and privileged user. The privileged mode is called privileged EXEC mode and this mode requires a password. The command available in user EXEC mode is a subset of the privileged EXEC mode.
To change the password of the Cisco router you have to connect the console cable from the COM port on the computer to the console port on the Cisco router. Then access the router via terminal software such as SecureCRT. After that press ‘Enter’ to access the router. The user may need to obtain a user name and password to access the router. Type ‘config t’ and press 'Enter' key. Then type in 'enable password and [password]'. In the [password] space type the password that you need to change and hit the 'Enter' key.
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