Cisco Router Admin Login Procedure

Updated: 8th April 2021

The Setup Wizard and web-based Configuration Utility are supported on Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later, Apple Safari 3.0 or later, and Google Chrome 5.0 or later.

Step by step login procedure to log into Cisco router

To log in to web-based Configuration Utility and complete the initial configuration by using the Setup Wizard:

  1. Launch a web browser and enter in the address bar. This is the default IP address of the Cisco router.

    Note: The Cisco router automatically changes its IP address to when its default IP address conflicts with another device in your network.

    If doesn't works & error appears, then please try these:

  2. When the login page appears, choose the language that you prefer to use in the utility, and then enter the username and password. The default username is "cisco". The default password is "cisco". Both username and password are case sensitive.
  3. Click Log In. The Setup Wizard will now launch.
  4. If the above username/password doesn't work then try these most popular combinations that usually work for Cisco Router models.
    Router Username Password
    Cisco CACHE ENGINE admin diamond
    Cisco CONFIGMAKER cmaker cmaker
    Cisco CNR Rev. ALL admin changeme
    Cisco NETRANGER/SECURE IDS netrangr attack
    Cisco BBSM Rev. 5.0 AND 5.1 bbsd-client changeme2
    Cisco BBSD MSDE CLIENT Rev. 5.0 AND 5.1 bbsd-client NULL
    Cisco BBSM ADMINISTRATOR Rev. 5.0 AND 5.1 Administrator changeme
    Cisco NETRANGER/SECURE IDS Rev. 3.0(5)S17 root attack
    Cisco BBSM MSDE ADMINISTRATOR Rev. 5.0 AND 5.1 sa (none)
    Cisco CATALYST 4000/5000/6000 Rev. ALL (none) public/private/secret

    View all Cisco models usernames & passwords

  5. Still stuck? If you still can't log into your device, then your device needs to be RESET. Once you RESET, use username "cisco" & password as "cisco".

Can't Login? Consult Your Cisco Router Manual

These setup & configuration manuals for Cisco are the solution for all your router related problems. Just click on your model to see (and download in PDF) the setup guides for all popular Cisco models.

Click Below To See Desired Manual

Cisco 870-Series View Manual
Cisco DPC2320 View Manual
Cisco CVR100W View Manual
Cisco DDR2200 View Manual
Cisco DDR2201v1 View Manual
Cisco DPC3825 View Manual
Cisco DPC3828D View Manual
Cisco DPC3848 View Manual
Cisco DPC3848V View Manual
Cisco DPC3848VM View Manual

View all Cisco models manuals.

Change Password after First Login

For security reasons, you must change the password from its default setting at your first login. Please write this password down on any paper or notebook for future reference. A blank password is not recommended.

Passwords should not contain dictionary words from any language or be the default password. They should contain a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Passwords must be at least 8 but no more than 64 characters in length.

You can change the default administrative password as instructed by the Setup or by following the instructions in the Configuring Administrator Account Settings section. If you exit the Setup Wizard without saving your settings at your first login by clicking Exit, the Change Password window opens.

By default, the password strength enforcement is enabled on the Cisco router. The Change Password window displays the minimum password complexity requirements as follows:

  1. Passwords cannot be the same as the username.
  2. Passwords cannot be the same as the current password.
  3. Passwords must be at least 8 but no more than 64 characters in length.
  4. Passwords must contain at least three of these character classes: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters.

Note: You can modify the minimum password complexity requirements in the Administration > Password Complexity page.

To enter a new password in the Change Password window, enter the following information:

  1. Old Password: Enter the current password.
  2. New Password: Enter a new password.
  3. Confirm Password: Enter the new password again for confirmation.
  4. Password Strength Meter: Displays the strength of the password that you entered.
    • Red: Password fails to meet the minimum complexity requirements.
    • Yellow: Password meets the minimum requirements but the password strength is weak.
    • Green: Password is strong.
  5. Disable Password Strength Enforcement: Check to disable password strength enforcement (nor recommended).
  6. Click Save and Exit to save your changes.

The Connection Status page opens. You are required to log into the utility with the new password before you do any other tasks.

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