aaa authentication turned on Cisco 2600 router

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A former employee turned on aaa Authentication on our Cisco 2600 router before being terminated. Now no one can log into the router via console or telnet. When you connect the router ask for a username and password which no one has due to his termination. My question, is there a way to access the router and turn off aaa so we can once again access it. Thanks in advance John

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Follow these steps:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_password_recovery09186a0080094675.shtml

There is an option to disable password recovery “no service password-recovery.”
If he set that, it’ll be harder, but not impossible to reset the password. See the following under the “Recovering a device” section. However, you will lose the entire configuration of the router doing so.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5413/products_feature_guide09186a00802a1e76.html

Cisco may have an unpublished way to recover the password and keep the configuration file, but you’d have to contact them to find out.

Good luck.
SF

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