Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco AIR-CAP2602I-E-K9
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
ap: ether_init Initializing ethernet port 0... Ethernet speed is 100 Mb - FULL Duplex
Step 3: Issue the
flash_init command and the
If the Flash has already initialized, you see this:
ap: flash_init Initializing Flash... ...The flash is already initialized. ap:
If the Flash has not initialized, you see this:
ap: flash_init Initializing Flash... flashfs: 21 files, 2 directories flashfs: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories flashfs: Total bytes: 7741440 flashfs: Bytes used: 4499456 flashfs: Bytes available: 3241984 flashfs: flashfs fsck took 7 seconds. ...done initializing flash. Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3 Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4
load_helper command in order to load any boot helper images. Here is an example:
ap: load_helper ap:
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
User Access Verification Username: Cisco Password: Cisco APxxxx.xxxx.xxxx>
Note: I (Jonas) noticed that, on some Access Points? (of which i tested), it just resets and doesn't enter the ROMMON.