My company has recently boughta cisco pix 506e. for an SBS 2003 server. I followed the
procedure as written in the documentation. But I am still not getting any access to the
firewall.I have taken the following steps. Please correct me if I have made any wrong
1. I powered it on.
2. I connected my ethernet 1 port to my appropriate NIC port using an ethernet cable.
3. I opened my local area connection, opened TCP/IP properties and enabled DHCP (selected
both "obtain an ip address automatically" amd "obtain DNS server address automatically"
According to the documentation provided in the CD, following these 3 steps is supposed to
establish a connection and iI should be able to use internet browser to access the firewall
using its default Ip address.
But the local area connection shows that "the network connection is unplugged". The "link"
and "act" lights beside ethernet 1 port are off. So there is not activity.
I am in a fix here. How do I setup the connection to the pix firewall?
P:S: I have not yet tried the alternative method (using console). I brought the firewall to
my home to test it out with my home pc but yielded no result. Plus my home pc does not have
the com port So there is not way to check out the alternative method either.
I have very little experience with networking. So please be easy on your anwser!