Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco AIR-CAP2602I-E-K9

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Step 1: Hold the mode Button down for approximately 20 seconds while powering up the access point. The Indicator LED should end to be blinking in red

Step 2: Issue the ether_init command:

ap: ether_init
Initializing ethernet port 0...
Ethernet speed is 100 Mb - FULL Duplex

Step 3: Issue the flash_init command and the load_helper command:

If the Flash has already initialized, you see this:

ap: flash_init
Initializing Flash...
...The flash is already initialized.

If the Flash has not initialized, you see this:

ap: flash_init
Initializing Flash...
flashfs[0]: 21 files, 2 directories
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 7741440
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 4499456
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 3241984
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 7 seconds.
...done initializing flash.
Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3
Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4

Issue the load_helper command in order to load any boot helper images. Here is an example:

   ap: load_helper

Step 4: Issue the reset command followed by an y to approve the reset.

ap: reset
Are you sure you want to reset the system (y/n)?y
System resetting...

IOS Bootloader - Starting system.
flash is writable
FLASH CHIP:  Macronix Mirrorbit (00C2)
Xmodem file system is available. 


Step 5: Let the machine normally boot up this time. The default username and password after a reset should be Cisco[1]:

User Access Verification

Username: Cisco
Password: Cisco


Note: I (Jonas) noticed that, on some Access Points? (of which i tested), it just resets and doesn't enter the ROMMON.