How to Reset a Cisco 2900 Router

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR), designed to power the next phase of branch-office evolution, offers unparalleled total cost of ownership savings and network agility through the intelligent integration of security, wireless, and application services.

As a popular Cisco router item, Cisco 2900 series offers an upgradable motherboard which allows owners to update hardware as more powerful options become available without having to purchase a new router. Cisco also appeals to environmentally conscious consumers with their EngeryWise dual power supplies, which lower electricity costs and support essential redundancy requirements. It is occasionally necessary to reset this powerful networking device, restoring it to factory default settings.

To reset a Cisco 2900 router, e.g. Cisco 3925, Cisco 3945, some Cisco 2900 users have discussed it like that:
About “3945 router password recovery”
“Hi There,
I understand that the password has to be changed the first time we login to Cisco 3945 router but i failed to do that and it’s not allowing me to connect using default username/password.
Can someone help me in getting this addressed??” —From vnirmal112

Answers from others
“You can but you don’t have to change the password the first time you login to the 2900. Are you trying to connect using the console port or telnet?”

“Logged onto router via console…was about to configure a new router…I got a clear message saying that i cannot login next time if i don’t change password, which i saw after logging off only :-(…”

“I am running 12.4.24.If you haveanother flash card, you can put a different IOS on it and boot it with that and see if you can get in.The other thing you can do is to try the password recovery and see if you can get in that way. Did you ever assign any passwords to it?”

Also frustrated with this Cisco 2900 resetting? Instructions help you reset Cisco 2900 series in detail
Method One
1. Enter “config-register 0x2102” from the router’s command prompt window. This gives you access to global configuration mode.
2. Enter “show version.” The response should read:
router# configure terminal
router (config) #config-register 0x2102
router (config) #end
Repeat the “show version” command.
The response should now read “will be 0x2102 at next reload.”
3. Enter the command “write erase.” This will erase the current start-up configuration.
4. Reload the software by entering the “reload” command. Do not save when prompted.
The system display should read:
System configuration has been modified. Save? (yes/no): n
Proceed with reload? (confirm)
Confirm that you want the reload to proceed.
5. Wait for the reload. The dialog box will read:—System Configuration Dialog—
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? (yes/no)
The router has been reset.
Method Two
1. Enter the command “config-register 0x2142.”
The response should read:
Router (config)#config-register 0x2142
Repeat the “show version command.”
The response should now read “will be 0x2142 at next reload.”
2. Reload the software by entering the “reload” command. Do not save when prompted. The system should read:
System configuration has been modified. Save? (Yes/no): n
Proceed with reload? (Confirm)
Confirm that you want the reload to proceed.
3. Wait for the reload. The dialog box will read:
—System Configuration Dialog—
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? (Yes/no)Enter “no.”
4. Change the configuration register setting to 0x2102. Enter “config-register 0x2102.” Enter “write memory.” This will overwrite the running configuration.
5. Enter the “reload” command. The system configuration dialog will appear again. The router is reset.

Fiber Optic Cable Networking, Solution to All Network Problems

With Fiber Optic cables, Networking is never the same…
Communication is the one thing that keeps everything in this world in place. It could be between people or between computers, but without proper communication, the exchange of information cannot take place. To make this communication possible we make use of copper cables, like twisted pair, Coaxial cables etc. either for telecommunications or networking. However, technology is prone to change. With the change, come opportunities for growth as we have witnessed with fiber optic cables, which have brought a major shift in the field of networking. Communication with the help of fiber optic cables has become clearer, secure and faster than ever before.

What is a Fiber Optic cable?
It is a cable that contains glass or plastic strands of fiber inside an insulated tube that carries information in form of light pulses. These strands of fiber are called core, which is in turn is surrounded by a glass tube called cladding. Due to the phenomenon of internal reflection in the glass tube, the data is preserved safely until the end of the tube. Based on the number of fibers present in the cable, the fiber optic cable can be classified into two types-single mode and the multimode cables.

These cables have higher bandwidth; that is the capacity of transmitting huge amount of information over large distances as well. It is heavily used for computer networking, internet, cable television and telephone systems.

What do Fiber Optic Cables do?
The fiber optic cables send the data in the form of light pulses through the glass or plastic fibers; which are only as thick as human hair, but has the potential to carry terabytes of information over very long distances with very little or no data loss. We know that light travels very fast and hence the information is converted in form of light particles with the help of a laser device that travels down the cable and at the receiving end is again translated into data by the computer.

What are the Advantages of Fiber Optic Cables over Copper Cables?
• Fiber optic cables are 1000 times faster in transmitting the data when compared to the traditional copper cables to 100 times longer in terms of distance. While copper cables are capable of transferring 1.5 mbps data to the distance of 1.5 miles, the fiber optic cables transmit 2.5 GBPS of data across 124 miles.
• As the fiber optic cable is made of glass, unlike copper cables, is least affected by Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), an interference caused by the electromagnetic induction to the electric circuits.
• Fiber optic cables are by far the safest as they are hardly prone to any kind of damage due to atmospheric conditions like lightning.
• Fiber optic cables are extremely hard to tap as there is absolutely no amount of data leakage.
• Durability is another factor that put fiber optic cables in the advantageous position as the glass could break but doesn’t wear down in any form of weather conditions, like copper cables where the outdoor conditions can hamper the durability of the copper cables.

What are the uses of Fiber Optic Cables?
The Fiber optic cables can be used in the various fields given its advantages over the copper cabling. Here are a few of the most popularly used areas where the fiber optic cables are slowly occupying the space of the copper cables.
• Internet
• Cable Television
• Telecommunications
• Computer Networking
• Hospitals
• Military
• Lightning and Decoration

Whether it is fiber optic backbone for your data cabling system, links between buildings across the campus, fiber to desk or link between floors, no matter what your requirements are we are ready to take up any type of cabling projects, regardless of its complexity. Our engineers are equipped with the advanced fiber optic slicing and testing tools.

Some of the fiber optic cables we widely use include,
• Trunk cables
• Distribution cables
• Standard patch cord
• High-density interconnect cables

6 Tips on How to Get Job Referrals From Your Network Contacts

One of the multiple benefits of leveraging on your personal or professional network as part of your job search efforts is that some of your network contacts may be somehow related to the industry or company of interest and can provide you with useful information and referrals.

However, there are times that some contacts, especially those who you do not have a close relationship with, that may be somehow reluctant to share their network information to you.

To better manage your resources, particularly when it comes to networking as part of job search efforts, here are some useful tips for you.

  • Nurture and add value to your network.

The renowned author and businessman Harvey McKay always says, “Dig your well before you are thirsty”. Don’t make the mistake to wait until you are looking for a job to grow and nurture your network. As we never know when we might need it, it makes sense to have an active career network, even if you think you may not need it today.

Don’t just contact those who can help when you have just been laid-off from your job or decide you want to look for a new position. Keep in touch with your network on a regular basis – even if it’s just a brief email to say hello and to ask how they are doing or look for how you can help your contacts. People are more willing to help when they know who you are.

  • Consider your approach

Since you may have different levels of relationship with the contacts in your network, it is recommended that you adjust your approach accordingly. For some of your not-so-close contacts, it may be inappropriate to just give them a call out of nowhere to ask for referrals. In those cases, consider sending them an email or note, or ask them for time to coffee or lunch to reconnect and ask them for advice would be a better approach.

  • Listen for what they has to say

Even if the person does not know much about the field or company of interest, they might provide you with valuable advice. Don’t make the mistake of not being attentive to your contact’s advice as they might be giving you gems of information that may be valuable as you go along with your search.

  • Ask your contact for at least two referrals.

Once you listen to the information or advice you are being provided, ask for at least two referrals in your field of interest.

If, for some reason, your acquaintance wasn’t able to refer you to at least one of their network contacts, politely ask them why. Be attentive to their answers as that may include suggestions, indirect comments or even feedback about your work or about an area of you that may need some improvement. Is that is the case, be thankful for the feedback as it may be key for better positioning in your career advancement strategy.

And, of course, there are also times when some of your contacts can’t provide you referrals because they just don’t know anybody in your field or employer of interest. In such a case, ask them to keep their “radar on” for potential opportunities that you might be interested in.

  • Just ask for two referrals.

So you may ask, why two referrals? Two referrals are enough from each of your contact. The reason behind the number is for you to have more than one option in case the first one didn’t result as planned. On the other hand, asking your contacts for more than two referrals could be improper as it can take additional time and effort from your network contact. So, don’t ask for more than 2 referrals and if they volunteer more than two, the better.

  • Contact referrals as soon as possible.

Once you are provided with referrals, don’t hesitate to followup upon the information given. There are times when your contact may call the person to introduce you and to let them know that you will be contacting them. Being that so, you don’t want to delay on taking action.

Also it can happen the other way around where you speak with the referral and the person contact your network acquaintance to verify your information and to get some feedback. So it is beneficial for you that these conversations happen sooner than later so your network friend has the conversation with still fresh in his mind.

The 10 Commandments Of Networking

As a business owner, networking will be one of the keys to your success. People still like to do business with people, and so your network will translate into your net worth, which is why it’s so important to follow the 10 Commandments of Networking.

I was at a seminar this afternoon, and one of the presenters shared this list of the 10 commandments of networking with us, and I thought you would appreciate knowing them too.

Here are the 10 Commandments Of Networking

10. Partner up with people who you can trust and who complement your skill set and strengths.

You’ve heard the saying that you become the average of the 5 people you associate most with, so make an effort to associate with people who believe in your dreams and can help you achieve them. Another great rule of thumb to remember is that if you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s time to look for a new room!

Always be seeking out mentorship and association with people who can help you raise your game and achieve new levels. If your current network is the gossip group that likes to hang out at the local cafe and talk about what the neighbours are doing, or rehash the evening news, then I’d encourage you to find a new group. That atmosphere will only drag you down or keep you stuck in your current reality. Find a group instead that’s doing great things, and working on new projects that will inspire and motivate you to do big things as well.

9. The power of vision and hope.

I’m not a particularly religious person, but I’ve heard this expression enough times to know that it’s from the Bible. Perhaps you’ve heard it too.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish”

Having a vision – which is a precisely defined goal with a detailed plan for achieving it and a deadline for it’s attainment is what will keep you on track when life throws you for a loop. We all face challenges at times, and it’s having a clear vision of where we’re going and the hope or belief that we’ll get there that keeps us moving forward even through the hard times.

Without that vision, you’ll fall back into old habits and routines and you’ll never attract a tribe without a vision. People are looking for leadership, and people with a vision of where they’re going tend to attract followers.

8. Use effective communication

Communication is everything. Without it we can’t function. People who become master communicators become top earners as a result, and it doesn’t mean you need to know all the jargon and big words and can dazzle everyone with your mastery of the language.

Quite the opposite actually. Great communicators are people who speak in a way that engages other people rather than talk over them. Great communicators are EXCELLENT LISTENERS! Effective communicators are problem solvers and let the other person do most of the talking while they listen and look for ways to help them.

The saying goes that you have two ears and one mouth, and should use them in direct proportion. An effective communicator will listen more than they talk, because they know they can’t learn anything new when they’re talking. They only learn when they’re listening.

7. Learn people’s names and use them. People love hearing the sound of their own name.

How many times have you met someone and forgotten their name the split second after they said it? I know I have more times than I care to mention.

Now, at the same time, when was the last time someone came up to you and said hi to you and remembered your name, while you didn’t have a clue who they were. How did you feel? Probably pretty embarrassed that they remembered you, but you didn’t remember them.

Did it also make you feel like that person valued your first meeting more than you? I always feel a level of respect from someone when they remember my name, and have a little less respect for someone who doesn’t. Not that they’re any better than anyone else, just that they’ve demonstrated that they care enough about me to remember my name, and that increases my trust level in them. And we all know that people do business with someone that they know, like and trust.

Get good at learning and remembering people’s names, and watch how much more business will come your way as a result of you showing others you care enough to address them by name each time you see them.

6. Demonstrate kindness

Something as simple as a smile will go a long ways. You’d be surprised how much you can gain by just smiling at people. It’s infectious, and if you can cause others to smile, you also brighten their day. If you can do that for someone having a hard day, not only do you become memorable, but they’ll want to reciprocate which may mean doing you favours like buying you a coffee, giving you free upgrades, granting you the contract etc.

Make it your goal to ask yourself how you can make the other person’s day better for every interaction you have.

5. Handle conflict and adversity with grace

It’s inevitable in life that you’re going to face conflict and adversity, especially as you start reaching higher levels of success. The key is to become the kind of person who can deal with it in a graceful way rather than let it take you out of the game.

Always strive to be the bigger person. As Jim Rohn says:

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better”

As you grow as a person, the challenges you’ll be able to overcome will become bigger, but so will your ability to handle them. Strive to become the kind of person who can handle the biggest challenges with an attitude of “I can handle this too!”

4. Learn how to deal with criticism

Much like conflict and adversity, you’re also going to attract criticism the higher you climb. If you don’t have critics, you’re playing too small.

See criticism for what it is. First, consider the source. Is it coming from someone who’s just bitter and trying to tear you down, or is it coming from someone who has your best interest at heart, and trying to give you constructive feedback? If it’s the former, then either ignore it, or take Abraham Lincoln’s advice and understand that “the best way to destroy and enemy is to make him a friend.”

If it’s coming from someone you respect and look up to, then take that criticism as valuable feedback and look for the lesson in the message.

3. Control the power of your pride

Having pride in your work and accomplishments is healthy, as long as it doesn’t become bravado and egocentric. When someone becomes to driven by pride and ego they repel others, rather than draw them in. You will become a much more successful networker if you can replace your pride with humility.

To be truly successful in this industry you must surrender your pride and your ego, and learn from those around you who’ve created the kind of success you aspire to for yourself.

2. Practice daily exercise

You might be wondering what exercise has to do with networking, but I’d encourage you to have an open mind. First, by exercise, I don’t just mean physical exercise. Of course, that is important because without your health, nothing else much matters.

Daily exercise also means things like making time everyday for yourself. This includes things like reading, meditation or prayer, visualization and affirmations, listening to audio programs and learning.

All of these things are an important part of having a daily exercise. For me, these things are all part of my power hour first thing in the morning. Between 5:30 and 7:00 am I do a little exercise (can be as little as skipping rope for a few minutes), I read for 15-30 minutes, I do visualization or mediation work and I may plan my day.

Having a practice of daily exercise is key to maintaining a balance in your life.

1. The importance of setting the right example

All the 9 previous commandments of networking culminate in this final one. Everything else you’re doing to improve your networking is for the purpose of setting a great example. If you’re building a networking business, then you want to create duplication – and people will do what you do, not what you say!

If your life is completely out of balance and you’re trying to encourage others to join your business you’re either selling the dream and living the nightmare (which is lying to people) or you’re chasing people away because they can see that your life is a mess and they don’t want theirs to be the same.

For those of us who are parents, then this commandment is about becoming the best role model for our children to follow. They truly are sponges and are watching and learning far more than we realize.

My hope is you’ll take these 10 commandments of networking and apply them to your own life.