I've been told that the exec in exec password
actually stands for "Executable
".. However, myself and those I know typically refer to it as "Executive". The exec password on a Cisco 67x DSL Modem
is the password that allows you access to the CBOS
. Some information to note:
1) You cannot
to configure the 67x
if you do not have an executive password set.
2) You can
use the Cisco Commander software
to set/change the executive password, thus enabling you to telnet
into the router.
3) If you don't have an executive password set, and you don't have the commander software, or commander doesn't work for you, you can still terminal in
on a Windows
box, or Zterm
on a Mac) and set one from in there. In order to do this you do have to have the managment cable
provided with the modem. If you are able to terminal in, and are able to get to a "CBOS#" prompt, I recommend you type "set password exec -password-" to enable telneting into the router (its alot easier than going through a terminal).
If none of those conditions are met -- you're screwed
, because you cannot enter the router to configure it. Your options at this point are to call up your DSL provider
and try to get them to RMA
you a new management cable
. Which still may not help if you have a Macintosh
. If you have a mac with serial ports
(other than USB
), you will have to purchase an adapter
for your management cable
in order to terminal in. These adapters
are about $80 dollars.