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FAQ ID # 144
Last Update : 2009/09/04
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Question / Issue
Restoring Factory Defaults to the Cisco ASA5505 Firewall via the Console

Answer / Solution
  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. After you open your connection, press enter a couple times, and you should get a prompt like: ‘ciscoasa>’, or ‘nameofyourdevice>’
  4. type ‘ena’ to go to enable mode. Enter the password, or just press enter if there is no password set.
  5. type ‘config t’
  6. type ‘config factory-default’
  7. hit spacebar when the ‘more’ thing happens. You want to get back to the prompt that looks like: ‘ciscoasa(config)#’
  8. type ‘reload save-config noconfirm’
  9. make sure that the outside line is plugged into port zero, and your pc is plugged into any of the ports 1-7.
  10. 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!


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