I have been trying to break the password on a PIX 501 which is off the network. The administrator left the company and did not provide the password before he left. I have attempted to clear the password using Cisco procedure but I can not establish two way communications between my laptop and the PIX. I setup a network between the laptop and the PIX. I am able to ping the laptop from the PIX but I can not ping the PIX from the lap top. I have tried different combinations of a cross-over cable and a straight through network cable between the laptop and PIX interface 0 ( Wan link). I have a cross-over cable and a straight through cable between the laptop and the PIX interface 1. I have reset the speed and duplex of my laptop multiple times to try to make sure the connection is working. I see link on both the PIX and the laptop. I have made sure, I do not have a firewall blocking the connection when I ping the PIX. I initiate a TFTP session ( Pumkin) from the PIX per the Cisco document and it always times out. I removed the battery from the PIX but I still could not break the password or delete the configuration and force the PIX back to a default condition. Is there a another way to clear the configuration or what is the issue I am running into ? Here is th eURL where the password recovery procudure is located: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_password_recovery09186a008009478b.shtml
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