How to clear the console password of a WLAN device

If the console password of an AC is forgotten, start up the device without entering the console password in BIOS mode, and then change the console password to clear it. The procedure is as follows:
1. Use a serial cable to connect and restart the device. When the message "Press CTRL+B to enter BIOS menu" is displayed, press Ctrl+B and enter the password (the default password is admin@huawei.com). The BIOS main menu is displayed.
2. Log in to the device without entering the console password.
a. Enter the corresponding serial number for Clear password for console user in the BIOS menu to clear the console password.
b. Enter the corresponding serial number for Boot with default mode in the BIOS menu to start the device in default mode.
3. After the system is started, authentication is not required for console login. Change the console password after login.
a. In the console user view, run the authentication-mode password command to configure the console user authentication mode to password authentication.
b. In the console user view, run the authentication password cipher command to set the console password.
4. To prevent the configurations from being lost after the system is restarted, run the save command to save the configurations.
If the console password of an AP is forgotten, start up the AP without entering the console password in Uboot mode, and then change the console password to clear it. The procedure is as follows:
1. Use a serial cable to connect and restart the device. When the message "Press f or F to stop Auto-Boot ......" is displayed, press f and enter the password (the default password is admin@huawei.com). The Uboot view is displayed.
2. In the Uboot view, run the defaultuser command to clear the console password.
3. In the Uboot view, run the reset command to restart the device.
4. After the system is started, authentication is not required for console login. Change the console password after login.
a. In the console user view, run the authentication-mode password command to configure the console user authentication mode to password authentication.
b. In the console user view, run the authentication password cipher command to set the console password.
5. To prevent the configurations from being lost after the system is restarted, run the save command to save the configurations.

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