Most routers and switches by Cisco have default passwords of admin or cisco, and default IP addresses of or but some differ, shown in the table below.

Important: Remember to change the default login data once you’re in!

See below the table for more help, including what to do if you don’t see your Cisco device or the default data below doesn’t work.

Cisco Default Passwords (Valid June 2016)

Cisco Model Default Username Default Password Default IP Address
ESW-520-24-K9 cisco cisco
ESW-520-24P-K9 cisco cisco
ESW-520-48-K9 cisco cisco
ESW-520-48P-K9 cisco cisco
ESW-520-8P-K9 cisco cisco
ESW-540-24-K9 cisco cisco
ESW-540-24P-K9 cisco cisco
ESW-540-48-K9 cisco cisco
ESW-540-8P-K9 cisco cisco
RV016 admin admin
RV042 admin admin
RV042G admin admin
RV082 admin admin
RV110W cisco cisco
RV120W admin admin
RV130 cisco cisco
RV130W cisco cisco
RV132W cisco cisco
RV134W cisco cisco
RV180 cisco cisco
RV180W cisco cisco
RV215W cisco cisco
RV220W cisco cisco
RV320 cisco cisco
RV325 cisco cisco
RVL200 admin admin
RVS4000 admin admin
SF300-08 cisco cisco
SF300-24 cisco cisco
SF300-24P cisco cisco
SF300-48 cisco cisco
SF300-48P cisco cisco
SF302-08 cisco cisco
SF302-08MP cisco cisco
SF302-08P cisco cisco
SFE1000P admin [none] DHCP1
SFE2000 admin admin
SFE2000P admin admin
SFE2010 admin admin
SFE2010P admin admin
SG200-08 cisco cisco
SG200-08P cisco cisco
SG200-26 cisco cisco
SG200-50 cisco cisco
SG300-10 cisco cisco
SG300-10MP cisco cisco
SG300-10P cisco cisco
SG300-20 cisco cisco
SG300-28 cisco cisco
SG300-28P cisco cisco
SG300-52 cisco cisco
SG500-28 cisco cisco
SG500-52 cisco cisco
SGE2000 admin admin
SGE2000P admin admin
SGE2010 admin admin
SGE2010P admin admin
SLM2005 admin admin
SLM2008 admin admin
SLM2024 admin admin
SLM2048 admin admin
SLM224G admin admin
SLM224G4PS admin admin
SLM224G4S admin admin
SLM224P admin admin
SLM248G admin admin
SLM248G4PS admin admin
SLM248G4S admin admin
SLM248P admin admin
SPA2102 admin [none]
SPA3102 admin [none]
SPA8000 admin [none]
SPA8800 admin [none]
SRP520 admin admin
SRP520-U admin admin
SRW2008 admin [none]
SRW2008MP admin [none]
SRW2008P admin [none]
SRW2016 admin [none]
SRW2024 admin [none]
SRW2024P admin [none]
SRW2048 admin [none]
SRW208 admin [none]
SRW208G admin [none]
SRW208L admin [none]
SRW208MP admin [none]
SRW208P admin [none]
SRW224G4 admin [none]
SRW224G4P admin [none]
SRW224P admin [none]
SRW248G4 admin [none]
SRW248G4P admin [none]
Valet (M10)2 admin admin
Valet Plus (M20)2 admin admin
WRP400 admin admin
WRV200 admin admin
WRV210 admin admin
WRV54G admin admin
WRVS4400N admin admin

[1] The Cisco SFE1000P switch’s default IP address is assigned via DHCP, meaning that it’ll be different depending on the network that it’s installed in. The easiest way to determine the IP address for your SFE1000P is to log in to the router or DHCP server that assigned the dynamic IP and look for it in the list of attached devices.

[2] The Cisco Valet M10 & Valet M20 routers are actually supported by Linksys. Cisco owned Linksys from 2003 through 2013 and branded the Valet routers with their Cisco name and logo.

If you can’t find your Cisco device in the table above, just let me know and I’ll look up the default login information for it and let you know. It also helps me out because then I can add it to the list for others.

Next Steps If the Cisco Default Login or IP Above Doesn’t Work

Unless I just completely messed something up for the Cisco device you’re looking at above, if the default username and/or password doesn’t work, it means that it’s been changed.

Unlike residential routers, the business and enterprise class routers and switches that Cisco is known for have specific password recovery features, meaning that a full factory reset (the typical reset-a-password process) isn’t required.

See the Cisco Password Recovery Procedures page for a by-device listing of the specific steps to take to restore the default password for your device.

You’ll need physical access to the Cisco router or switch in question, as well as a computer to use to connect to the device.

If you’re having trouble locating the password recovery steps for your device, Cisco Support has a PDF manual for every device they’ve ever sold which includes help in this area too.

Most network devices operate with the default IP address they come with but routers, and especially switches, in business and enterprise environments are often changed when installed.

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