Cisco Tips & Tricks

May 23, 2006

Changing enable password for a Remote Router

Filed under: Router — ciscotips @ 11:11 pm

Telnet into the router and log in to enable mode, then Telnet out to another router to Telnet back into the same router again. Change the enable password, exit to global configuration mode, and try to log in to enable mode. If this fails, you can exit from the Telnet session twice until you get back to the same router where you are still in enable mode. This allows you to change the enable password again.

Router1#telnet router2
Router2>telnet router1
Router1#enable secret
Router1> enable
Access denied


  1. Why not just telnet into the router twice from your PC?

    Comment by Joe — November 16, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

  2. as soon as you will change the enable password … for your second session it will not allow you to do any changes. Try It!

    Comment by Sikandar — November 16, 2006 @ 8:40 pm

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