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How to reset Cisco Router 1941 to factory default?

How to reset Cisco Router 1941 to factory default?

Does any one know how to reset the 1941 router to its factory default settings.

I would be greatful if anyone can help.


RE: How to reset Cisco Router 1941 to factory default?

Forgot to say that I have been locked out and can not log in to the device.

RE: How to reset Cisco Router 1941 to factory default?

Yes---turn it off, then back on while CONSOLEd into the router. When it is turned back on, initiate a break (ctrl-break, or whatever it is for your term emulator). When it gets to rommon, just do this

rommon1>confreg 0x2142

When it resets, answer "no" to "do you want to configure blablabla?" or whatever the exact wording is...then it will say "Press RETURN to get started!"---when you get to router>, just do this...

router#erase start
"Are you sure"...whatever it says---answer "y"
router#conf t
router(config)#config-reg 0x2102

You should not have to do "erase start", since after you change the config register back to 2102, and after that you do a "wr" with no other config changes, you are over writing NVRAM, esentially resetting it to factory defaults, except without a password (Cisco routers new come with an IP address of like and a default password). HOWEVER, I always do "erase start" for kicks, good measure. I am a backup plan type man.


tim@tim-laptop ~ $ sudo apt-get install windows
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package windows...Thank Goodness!

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