Jan 20, 2019 · Here is an easy way to physically perform a password recovery on a Cisco Catalyst Switch. Step 1: Connect your PC or terminal into the switch console port with the blue console cable. Step 2: Open up a Hyperterminal for emulation and set the speed to 9600 baud. Step 3: Unplug the power cable to the switch. Step 4: Press and hold the MODE button .... To change your router’s password, go to the settings menu and look for an option titled “password.” It’s important that you select a password that is sufficiently secure. First of all, you should always avoid common passwords like qwerty, 12345, password, abc123, 11111, 987654321, 7777777, 555555, 123123, 1234567890, 123456789.