Cisco Catalyst 1600 Series Switches

Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco Catalyst 1600 Token Ring Switch

Document ID: 12038

Updated: Apr 10, 2006



This document describes how to recover a password on a Cisco Catalyst 1600 Token Ring Switch. To recover the password on Cisco 1600 Series Routers, refer to the following document:

Before You Begin


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Step-by-Step Procedure

To recover your password, follow the steps below:

  1. Push and hold the Reset button on the switch until the LCD display shows "erasing mgmt passwd."

  2. Release the Reset button. The switch resets and has no password.

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Updated: Apr 10, 2006
Document ID: 12038