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After password change can't access RV220W router

Level 1
Level 1

I have changed administrator password to a secure one, just after the changind the password it logged off and offered to login.

Now when I put the same password it writes: Invalid password for Admin user

Password I used: 8_^!-,Opc:{5Gj3v5<Xb06?9z\\SeWr2z9axdPa-f+L:Wj]NzEF2>v!Fu&lS0

There were no warnings that some symbols are not allowed, etc.

Questions to Cisco people: How can I access my router? what should I remove from the password to get access?

Thank you in advance!

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Tom Watts
VIP Alumni
VIP Alumni

Hi Anton, if you're unable to log in to the router the only way to re-access is to reset the unit, holding the reset button for about 30 seconds.

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-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts

Thank you for a prompt reply. I know how to reser a router, but if the next time I put the same or similar password I can not access it. For sure the problem is not in wrong password, I copypasted id from notepad. So what are the forbidden symbols, and why it is not saying that there are symbols that can not be used? what is the max lenght in this case (if it is a problem at all)? Can I try to enter this password through SSH?

I am really scared to create a secured password as I do not understand this behaviour of router, it provides no validation of symbols. And if it happens, what to remove from password to get access, I am sure some symbols were skipped before hashing the password and storing into local users database of cisco router. What are these symbols?

Thank you in advance!

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