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Password Recovery - Ancient Install

Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:52 pm

G'day all.

I've dug up a flash disk with an ancient install of Mikrotik 2.9rc1 on it. No-one here can remember the password from back then. I don't suppose I can do a Net Install or something on it to reset the password and regain the use of the license?
 
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Re: Password Recovery - Ancient Install

Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:53 pm

Yes, reinstalling will reset config, but license should stay. I don't know about this old version though, I think you will need to purchase a new license to use v3. You need to find an installer from back then
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Re: Password Recovery - Ancient Install

Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:19 pm

Ooh, found a newer CF card, 2.9.43 - Same problem, tho, lost password we've gone through so many.

How do I go about it? Just drop the CF card into my laptop and tell NetInstall to install?
 
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Re: Password Recovery - Ancient Install

Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:20 pm

yes, netinstall with unchecked "save config" will do it
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Re: Password Recovery - Ancient Install

Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:24 pm

I've plugged the CF card in, loaded up NetInstall, clicked on the drive, and nothing really has happened, all the software-id/key/save config fields are disabled.
 
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Re: Password Recovery - Ancient Install

Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:59 pm

Ah, that's sorted.

Another question, What are the upgrade rules? Can I take this 2.9.51 to 3.18?
 
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Re: Password Recovery - Ancient Install

Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:24 pm

Boot it up and check under /System License to find out what you can upgrade to.
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