I have been asked to set the password of a Switch to "C?1sc0" in Cisco Packet Tracer. The problem is that when i type "?" in CLI it prints out:

Router(config)#enable password ?
  7      Specifies a HIDDEN password will follow
  LINE   The UNENCRYPTED (cleartext) 'enable' password
  level  Set exec level password

I have been searching the for the solution and i have seen on many forums suggesting to use Ctrl+v but this does not work.

  • Using the <CTRL>-v, I was able to do this: Router1(config)#enable password C?1sc0 (copied directly from my terminal application). – Ron Maupin Nov 15 '18 at 19:37
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To type in such characters, you must use <CTRL>-V (hold down the control key and type V, then your odd character).

  • i hold ctrl and type v i than let go of ctrl hold shift and type "/?" btn it does not work – Mariksel Azemaj Nov 15 '18 at 18:07
  • It works for me: Router1#? this ? is ? a ? test ? – Ron Maupin Nov 15 '18 at 18:14
  • Are you using cisco packet tracer and what version? – Mariksel Azemaj Nov 15 '18 at 18:16
  • No. Cisco Packet Tracer is too limited. It is designed to get you through CCNA, and it has limitations that will not work for me. – Ron Maupin Nov 15 '18 at 18:20
  • Ok! So can this be the Packet Tracer not supporting this (Ctrl+V) function? – Mariksel Azemaj Nov 15 '18 at 18:22

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