Cant access the switch or Access Points

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 standar...
January 20, 2010 at 10:52:54
Specs: Windows Server 2003, Xenon E5504 / 2GB Ram
Ok first ill start by explaining the setup.
Modem connects to Cisco ASA 5505. The Cisco ASA 5505 connects to two switches, (one is a 24 port, the other is a 16 port). The two switches then connect to the server, NIC1 and NIC2. The access points are currently connected to the 24port switch. Ive created two scopes on the server for DHCP, 10.1.0.1 gateway for AP's, and a 192.168.0.1 for wired computers.

Now the problems:
1) I dont have the updated ASDM launcher to access the Cisco ASA5505 so it's a pain to do anything. (I really need to open ports badly)

2) The 16 port switch; anything connected to it does not have internet. I can't seem to access it through its default ip. I have no access to it, and i dont even know where to begin.

3) The AP's should be connected to the 16 port switch, but when they are, they dont give out IP's. When i switch the 3 AP's to the 24port switch, they work fine, but now i can't access any of them through their 10.1.1.10, 10.1.1.20, and 10.1.1.30 IP's. ALSO, i hit the reset button on the .10 AP and now i can't access it through it's default port on either switch, but the wireless still works when connected to the 24 port switch.

Now the hardware:
Windows 2003 Server R2 (Server)
Cisco ASA 5505 (Router/Firewall)
D-Link DES-1228 (24 port switch)
Netgear FS116 (16 port switch)
(3) Netgear WPN802 v2 (Acess Points)

Help is greatly appreciated!


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#1
January 21, 2010 at 09:32:49
1) I've never touched an ASA 5505 but every Cisco switch and router I've ever worked with had a console port you could use to access the CLI. Alternatively, you should be able to telnet in to the unit to access the CLI and in either case, make any necessary changes to port assignments.

2) What is the configuration of the port the switch plugs in to on the 5505? Complete TCP/IP settings would be very helpful diagnosing the issue.

3) The previous question (#2) and this one are related. Because nothing connected to this switch is working properly, it follows logically that DHCP isn't getting through it to the clients connected to the DHCP server. Resolve #2 and I suspect you'll also resolve #3

The two switches then connect to the server, NIC1 and NIC2. The access points are currently connected to the 24port switch. Ive created two scopes on the server for DHCP, 10.1.0.1 gateway for AP's, and a 192.168.0.1 for wired computers

Could you detail this a little better? What's doing the routing between the two subnets. Why two different subnets and not one single one? What are the TCP/IP settings of the AP's?


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#2
January 22, 2010 at 07:21:59
#2 - I don't have access to the ASA5505 to answer that, nor was i the one who set it up. The person who set it up was fired, and I was hired to clean up the mess.

I believe all my issues are Cisco ASA5505 related. It does have a console port connected to the computer but the program launcher i have is outdated and prompts compatibility issues before closing. Telnet doesnt work either, i dont know what the guy did who set this up originally, but it's not possible to telnet into it.


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