Trying to set up the initial configuration of the ASA 5505

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2008-04-25
I just purchased a new Cisco ASA 5505. I can connect to the firewall via the command line interface. However, I cannot connect to the firewall via HTTP through ethernet. It says page cannot be displayed.
I have an ethernet cable running from a laptop to the firewall (Port 0). I've changed my default gateway on the laptop to the same IP address of the firewall ( I still can't connect over HTTP. I'm almost feeling foolish because this should not be very difficult. Yet it is causing me grief. I would prefer setting this firewall up over a web interface as compared to using the command line interface since I haven't fluently used any cisco commands in about 3 years.
Any help is much appreciated!
Question by:HbugProject
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    Expert Comment

    did you try HTTPS://


    Author Comment

    Yes I've tried that. I've also tried with no luck.

    Accepted Solution

    I figured it out. I was trying to connect to port 0 on the firewall. That is set aside for vlan 2 that uses a different ip address. I switched to port 1 and now I can connect just fine. It's weird but it worked.

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