Console into a PIX 501

Posted on 2004-11-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Armed with a Cisco PIX Firewall CCSP Self-study book and a PIX 501 I thought I would conquer the world.  That dream has ended and now I have to embarrass myself and ask the obvious.

How do you get inside the PIX 501?  I plugged the console cable adapter into the serial port and connected the console cable into the PIX.  I'm using hyperterminal, but I don't know the IP address of the PIX.  Or whatever way to access it.  The book seems to leave this crucial step out.

A jump start would definitely be appreciated.  thanks!
Question by:jplagens
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    The console cable needs a terminal emulater.   If you are using windows,  use HYPERTERMINAL.  In Hyperterminal setup a new connection type using COM1 (or whatever comport you have the cable plugged into).   Hit ENTER and you should see the PIX messages.  

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    Thanks! That got me in.  I almost had it.  I was using Hyperterminal and thinking I needed to know the IP address.  

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