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ASA 5505 connectivity

Hello.  I have an old 5505 that I want to configure at home.  I plug it in and it powers on.  I connect my management cable to it and use a USB to serial to my pc and its on COM4.  I go to my secureCRT and connect to com4 and get the green check mark as if it connects.  Then when I hit enter on my keyboard nothing happens. Any ideas?

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VIP Advocate

Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

Sounds like it is a wrong COM port or that the driver for the serial cable is not installed.

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Beginner

Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

It’s strange because the pc detects the usb to aerial dongle and there are no errors in the device manager.
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Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

Can you test the cable on another Cisco device (preferably another ASA5505) to verify that there is nothing wrong with the cable?

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VIP Advisor

Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

I suspect the Cable issue, can you check the USB cable working with other devices if you have any.

 

is this new device or in production, if new device, recycle the power while console cable connected to device

 

quick stup guide for reference :

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/asa/quick_start/5505/5505-poster.html

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Beginner

Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

So the cable is working on other devices. This was used in production. Maybe resetting it to factory? I am not sure at this point. 

Beginner

Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

Not sure how I would even update the drivers on this generic dongle anyway.
VIP Advisor

Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

if it in production, you can have IP to SSH or connect with ASDM right ?

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Beginner

Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

Oh I am sorry it’s not in production it was taken out. I don’t have any of the config

VIP Advisor

Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

If not in production, connect the console cable and reboot and test it as suggested.

 

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Re: ASA 5505 connectivity

Yeah I tried that and nothing.  I also uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the usb dongle.  Nothing.