Cisco PIX 501 firewall

Cisco Pix 501 security appliance
July 21, 2010 at 06:44:00
Specs: Windows Server 2003, 4GB
I know this is an older Firewall BUT it was free and I read that it has pretty good reviews. I am trying to access the thing to configure it. I can see it on my LAN, and I can ping it. But in no way can I get into it to configure it
I have the console currently plugged into a Dell 6650 with 4GB RAM and 2 Xeons. I have tried Putty and Telnet to connect to the appliance.

Any ideas on how to get into this thing?

I used PuTTy as an alternative to HyperTerminal since its not installed on this server. and since I bought it second hand I don't have the CD necessary or an easy download location


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#1
July 21, 2010 at 07:14:59
http://www.techsoup.org/learningcen...

See if that helps.

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#2
July 21, 2010 at 17:35:06
yeah and I over looked one thing
when I connect and I see nothing I can press ctrl z to get an unprivilaged command prompt
but all I can do it is get a menu for test modes
I also discovered BIOS 4.3.200

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#3
July 22, 2010 at 05:52:22
If it's an unprivileged command prompt, then you aren't running as administrator which is necessary.

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#4
July 22, 2010 at 10:23:13
yeah I am in the process of erasing the password.

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#5
August 1, 2010 at 20:10:52
issue with this whole process
when I get the file uploaded to the PIX I get to
tftp
tftp nppix.bin@1.2.23.4 ......................................................................................
............................................................................................
.........................................................................................
received 110592 bytes

then it won't do anything from there on. Just sits there. Any ideas?


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#6
August 2, 2010 at 09:54:43
Search Google for Pix 501 tftp. There are alot of hits.

Or try a Cisco forum.

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#7
August 2, 2010 at 11:16:22
well I am trying to reset the password following the link in your other post. I should be prompted with a do you want to erase the password (y/n)

and it never does, one suggested another machine. that has failed as well. I have used 3 different servers. next try will be linux


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#8
August 2, 2010 at 12:12:49
Where did you get that thing? It could be damaged & that's why you're having problems.

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#9
August 2, 2010 at 12:24:43
it was in a box of spare parts I got from a guy. everything seems to work. and if I put it between my comp and the router I can't get out so that much works
and If I connect my machine straight to the router along with the Firewall anything on the other side of the firewall is invisible. can't ping or see from the router. i may just use a Cisco VPN router a guy gave me. He used them for about a month. So I might give them a try. I also have a sonicwall TZ170 to play with

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#10
August 2, 2010 at 12:30:21
From all I've heard about Cisco & Sonicwall, I would buy Sonicwall if I needed something on that level.

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#11
August 2, 2010 at 12:34:38
Yeah originally I planned to have each one "guard" 2 separate areas on the network, one for web cluster, Vent server and the other for a file server, and media server. And ultimately for practice and experience.

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#12
August 3, 2010 at 13:04:03
and besides they were free. all 4 of them. Sooo I am just playing around. Would still like to get into that pix though

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#13
August 3, 2010 at 17:09:35
See if there is a reset pin hole on the PIX.

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