Cisco Small Business Network Storage Systems

Changing the administrator password of the NSS2000

Document ID: 109529

Updated: Jan 26, 2009



This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).

Q. How to change the administrator password of the NSS2000?


String of Characters to be Used in Changing the Password of the NSS2000

When changing the default "admin" password, create a minimum of 8 characters and have at least 3 of the following:

  1. A lower case/upper case letters
  2. Integer (0-9)
  3. Special characters (! @ # $ % ^ * ~ , . / ?)

Step 1:
From the Manager Menu, click Admin then Password

Step 2:
Enter the current password in the Current Password field "admin".

Step 3:
Enter the new Created Password in both New Password and Confirm Password fields.

Step 4:
Click Update for changes to take effect.

Note: Pressing the Reset button on the NSS chassis will restore the NSS to factory default settings. "admin" is the default password of the Linksys NSS2000.

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Updated: Jan 26, 2009
Document ID: 109529