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Cisco Networking Essentials by Troy McMillan

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Configuring Passwords

One of the first things that should be done when configuring the router is to secure access to it by creating passwords. A couple of types of passwords can be used to control access to the functions of the router. These passwords can also be configured per connection type (for example, one password for connecting by console cable, another for Telnet access, another for AUX or modem, and so forth). In this section, the procedure for setting these passwords is explored.

Interpreting Prompts

When you have created the session with the router, the first prompt you will encounter is the user mode prompt:

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In user mode, you are not allowed to perform any configuration tasks, so it will be necessary to proceed on to privileged ...

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