| Question / Issue
| Restoring Factory Defaults to the Cisco ASA5505 Firewall via the Console
| Answer / Solution
- hook up the blue console cable to your serial port, plugging the other end into ‘Console’ port on the ASA 5505. The console port looks like a network jack, but it’s above the usb ports.
- Use hyperterminal, click Start, Programs, Accessories, Communications, Hyperterminal, create a connection on Com1 using the terminal settings:
- Bits per second: 9600
- Data bits: 8
- Parity: None
- Stop bits: 1
- Flow control: None
- After you open your connection, press enter a couple times, and you should get a prompt like: ‘ciscoasa>’, or ‘nameofyourdevice>’
- type ‘ena’ to go to enable mode. Enter the password, or just press enter if there is no password set.
- type ‘config t’
- type ‘config factory-default’
- hit spacebar when the ‘more’ thing happens. You want to get back to the prompt that looks like: ‘ciscoasa(config)#’
- type ‘reload save-config noconfirm’
- make sure that the outside line is plugged into port zero, and your pc is plugged into any of the ports 1-7.
- The Cisco ASA has been reset to factory settings. DHCP is enabled on the cisco device, and it’s internal IP address is now 192.168.1.1!