This document describes how to recover a password on a Cisco Catalyst 1800.
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Perform the following to recover a password on a Cisco Catalyst 1800:
Locate the two small black buttons mounted side by side on the red holding device inside the left cover of the switch. The button located nearest the front of the switch is the NMI button
Boot the router.
At the prompt for the password, press the NMI button five times. The switch reloads and the password resets to its default value of "public."
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