2500 router and config file

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by gene martinez, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. I have a 2500 router that I'd like to use for studying for the ccna. I
    can get into the router with the console port. I can set the ip
    address and set password for telnet, but I can't save the config file.
    I do a "copy run start". It seems to be saving the file and does all
    the normal things, so it looks as it saved the config (maybe it did) I
    power off and then on the router and no config file is loaded. It
    looks like it doesn't have one. What can I check?? Is the config saved
    but the router doesn't see it??? THANKS...
    gene martinez, Jul 3, 2004
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  2. This sounds like the config register is set for password recovery, or at the
    very least not to load the saved config.

    If you do a "show version" the Config Register should say that it's set to
    0x2102 for a 2500 - if it's not then do a "copy start run", go into config
    mode and issue "config-register 0x2102" and save that config. If you reload
    the router now you should have your saved config live.

    Paul S. Brown, Jul 3, 2004
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  3. Thanks, while I was looking at the router I wrote down the Config reg,
    it's 2142. I'll do the change.

    Again THANKS
    gene martinez, Jul 3, 2004
  4. I change the config reg to 0x2102, now I can't get into the router.
    It's asking for a password, that I don't know. How do I get to change
    the config reg back, so I can get into the router??

    Again THANKS!!!
    gene martinez, Jul 3, 2004
  5. Looks like your box was caught halfway a password reset.

    Follow this procedure:


    M.C. van den Bovenkamp, Jul 3, 2004
  6. gene martinez, Jul 4, 2004
  7. Well I got it so I can log-in..... Thanks again, the link worked, I've
    saved and printed it out for safe keeping...
    gene martinez, Jul 4, 2004
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