How To Setup A Password On Cisco Router

how to setup a password on cisco router

You can ensure the security of a router and its network by setting up a password, so that only trusted users get connected to your router’s network. Set the password on a Cisco router by following the how to setup a password on Cisco router steps that are given below.

  • Launch the Cisco Packet Tracer window to set a password to the router.
  • Open the router window by dragging the router into the Cisco Packet Tracer. Then, navigate to the CLI tab.
  • Alternatively, you can make use of an application like PuTTY on the computer connected to the Cisco router.
  • Launch the PuTTY application and click the Session tab in the left panel.
  • Now, in the right side window, under the Connection Type, select the Serial radio button.
  • In the Serial Port text box above, specify the correct COM port. You can find this from the Device Manager window on your computer.
  • Now, click the Open button and when the interface window opens, press enter.
  • When prompted for the username, enter the default username ‘cisco,’ and when prompter for the password, enter cisco,which is the default password.
  • When prompted for confirmation to proceed with configuration, type n.
  • When the Router prompt appears, enter “enable” and press Enter.
  • When the interface changes to Router#, type “conf t” and this will allow you to configure your Cisco router.
  • On following how to setup a password on Cisco router steps, Type the following configuration commands one by one on each line. Make sure to press the Enter at the end of each command.
  • hostname
  • line console 0
  • password
  • login