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Compatible Systems - Factory Default Settings: Frequently Asked Questions

Document ID: 17597

Updated: Oct 04, 2005

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Introduction

This document answers frequently asked questions about Compatible Systems - factory default settings.

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Q. What is the default password?

A. The factory default password is letmein.

Q. How do I reset the password in the event I have forgotten my password?

A. Follow these instructions:

  1. Power your device off and switch the rotary dial switch on the back to position 9. Power your device back on.
  2. After the device has booted up, you have 5 minutes to log on to the device with the factory default password, letmein.
  3. Refer to the CompatiView Management Software Reference Guide or the Text-Based Configuration and Command Line Management Reference Guide on how to configure a new password.
  4. Save your changes. This causes the device to re-boot automatically. Let the device boot all the way up, then power it off and return the rotary dial switch back to position 0. Power the device back on.
  5. After the device has booted up, you can log on with the new password.

Q. How do I return the default configuration of the device?

A. There are two methods to return to the default configuration on Compatible Systems devices.

Method 1 is done from a Telnet session or through the Console/AUX port with a terminal emulator.

Method 2 uses the rotary "mode" or "test" switch. Refer to the Compatible Systems Tech Note on Device Test Switch Settings for additional information.

MicroRouter 900i / 1000R Method 1

  1. Telnet to the router or attach a PC or Mac that runs a terminal emulator to the AUX port.
  2. Set the terminal to 9600bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.
  3. Press the key a few times, and enter the password when prompted.
  4. In order to enter the supervisor mode, type enable and the password. Type reset config default and hit Enter. Type save and restart the router. After you restart, the router has its default configuration.

MicroRouter 900i / 1000R Method 2

  1. Turn the rotary switch to 5 and power the router on.
  2. After a few seconds, LEDs 6-9 blinks rapidly, which indicates that the flash ROM is erased.
  3. Power off, return the switch to position 0, and power on. LEDs 3-4-7-8 flash. No router management can be done in CompatiView until software is downloaded to the router.
  4. With CompatiView Version 4.8.7 or earlier, choose Administration/Download Software, and download the latest code. If you use TCP/IP, change the workstation IP address to 198.41.12.2 temporarily and choose TFTP Download. After you download the software, the router has its default configuration.

RISC Router 3000E Method 1

  1. Telnet to the router or attach a PC or Mac that runs a terminal emulator to the LocalTalk A port, switch the rotary switch to 1, and power the router on.
  2. Set the terminal to 9600bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.
  3. Press the key a few times, and enter the password when prompted.
  4. In order to enter the supervisor mode, type enable and the password. Type reset config default and hit Enter. Type save and restart the router. After you restart, the router has its default configuration.

RISC Router 3000E Method 2

  1. Turn the rotary switch to 5 and power the router on.
  2. After a few seconds, LEDs 6-9 blinks rapidly, which indicates that the flash ROM is erased.
  3. Power off, return the switch to position 0, and power on. LEDs 3-4-7-8 flash.* No router management can be done in CompatiView until software is downloaded to the router.
  4. With CompatiView Version 4.8.7 or earlier, choose Administration/Download Software, and download the latest code. If you use TCP/IP, change the workstation IP address to 198.41.12.2 temporarily and choose TFTP Download. After you download the software, the router has its default configuration.

* LEDs on 3000Es with an old boot loader do not flash. Method 1 is preferable for these models. If Method 2 is required, refer to the Compatible Systems Tech Note on 3000E software upgrades for detailed instructions.

All Other Compatible Systems Devices Method 1

  1. Telnet to the device or attach a PC or Mac that runs a terminal emulator to the Console/AUX port.
  2. Set the terminal to 9600bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.
  3. Press the key a few times, and enter the password when prompted.
  4. In order to enter the supervisor mode, type enable and the password. Type reset config default and hit Enter. Type save and restart the router. After you restart, the router has its default configuration.

All Other Compatible Systems Devices Method 2

  1. Switch position 6 erases the configuration flash ROM and resets the device to factory defaults.
  2. Power the device off, turn the rotary switch to position 6, and turn the power on. After a few seconds, the LEDs on the light bars cycle inward, which indicate that the configuration has been set to defaults.
  3. Power off, return the switch to position 0, and power on. At this point, the device has its default configuration.

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Updated: Oct 04, 2005
Document ID: 17597