VPN on PIX 515e HELP

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I need some help using the VPN wizard. First of all, the manual I have for the 515e says that PDM should be the GUI used to setup everything but this PIX has ASDM, is there a difference?


I don't have a real public network to connect to right now, so I am just using a PC on the outside to simulate it until I figure out how this thing works.


When I chose the VPN icon on the left side of the screen I get the following error: ASDM is unable to contact firewall. I can't find help on what this means.


Also when I get to the finishing step of the VPN wizard it is filled with errors, I believe this is due to the error above.


Can someone assist me, or point me in the direction of a useful guide to doing this.

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whisperwind Fri, 10/12/2007 - 06:00
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I beleive the error message is pretty self explanatort :-)


Double check the connectivity


PDM is the Pix Device Manager whereas these days on new code its ASDM = adaptive security device manager


It maybe that you need to need to upgrade the gui

I think you might need to still explain it to me. I am connected to the PIX in order to be using the ASDM that is embedded on the PIX, so how can I not be connected to the firewall.


Also I am using the GUI through the inside port and I changed the IP address of this port to match the subnet of the inside network, I lost connectivity of course and tried to open a new web browser pointed to this new IP address and no go! Any idea why this won't work?


Forgive me if these are dumb questions, I am a newbie here, thanks.

khempkins Fri, 10/12/2007 - 11:32
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You need to specify networks that can access the pix.


By default, http (what you need for asdm-access) is configured to allow access from 192.168.0.0/24 on the inside interface.


If you change the inside-adress you would need to connect with console-cable/telnet and issue:


enable (to get into admin-mode)

conf t (complete command: configure terminal - gets you into config-mode)

http inside 10.0.0.0 (or whatever matches your network)

end (get out of config-mode)

wr mem (save stuff)


Hope this helps !


Kenneth.

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