January 16th, 2007 by Anthony Curreri
If you are like me, you tend to click things just to see how they work. Sometimes they don’t work. At all. If you’ve mucked up the IP, vlan, etc settings and the Cisco ASDM can’t get into the device, it’s time for more desperate measures. If you can get into the ASDM, it is easier to Reset to Factory Defaults using the Cisco’s ASDM.
There is a button on the back of the device that says ‘Reset’. This button appears to be entirely for looks. I think will help you fix the problem as much as this button will:
Instead, you’ll need to use the Console Port!
- hook up the blue console cable to your serial port, plugging the other end into ‘Console’ port on the ASA 5505. The console port looks like a network jack, but it’s above the usb ports.
- Select a terminal program.
- In Windows XP, use hyperterminal, click Start, Programs, Accessories, Communications, Hyperterminal, create a connection on Com1 using the terminal settings:
- In Windows 7, I recommend Putty. Download and install it, then make a new connection. Select the radio Type: Serial, then click Serial on the left and use these settings:
- Bits per second: 9600
- Data bits: 8
- Parity: None
- Stop bits: 1
- Flow control: None
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