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June 30, 2008  8:50 AM

How to properly secure your Cisco router with passwords

Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Password

Just published, my most recent article covers, step by step, how to secure your Cisco router using passwords. I start off with the different levels of the Cisco IOS and the different passwords that are available. Then, I move on to show you exactly how to configure passwords in the Cisco IOS to...

May 29, 2008  7:07 PM

How to configure a Cisco IOS Router to use Windows AD Authentication

Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Network Management, Password, Security

Why have a separate username/password database on all your routers? What a pain to have to keep seperate accounts to login to all the routers and switches? And what if you want to change the "root" password? Do you have to go to EVERY router and switch to make the change? Not anymore... Why not...

November 9, 2007  6:40 PM

How do you reset your lost Router or Switch password?

Posted by: David Davis
CCNA, Cisco, Password

Just as with the Windows OS, one of the most frequent questions from new Cisco router or switch users is "how do I reset my lost IOS password"? Perhaps you inherited an old router from another network admin. Perhaps you bought your router on ebay. Or perhaps you just plain forgot what the password...


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