Direct connect to ASA inside or mgmt interface from PC

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Mar 3rd, 2008
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does it work connecting PC w/ crossover or straight cable to the inside or mgmt port of ASA?

It won't work for me either way ... Just want to eliminate using a switch for now and able to configure via ASDM and load files via FTP from PC.

ASA interfaces are in no shutdown.

Correct Answer by abinjola about 9 years 4 months ago

ASA has auto MDI/MDX doesn't matter if you use a straight or cross over cable

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alanajjar Mon, 03/03/2008 - 22:05
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Yes, you can access ASA from your pc using crossover cable.

To do so , you need to configure these commands,

- an ip address for the interface, of course with same ip range of your pc.

- enable http access , using the command

http server enable

- specify the pc's that can manage the asa, using

http ip_address subnet interface_name


http inside


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abinjola Tue, 03/04/2008 - 04:01
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ASA has auto MDI/MDX doesn't matter if you use a straight or cross over cable

Gerard Gacusan Tue, 03/04/2008 - 06:24
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hmmmp ... yeah i knew those commands. But, for some reason, I got no connectivity. I set to AUTO or mamnual duplex/speed, still won't work.

i'll give a shot one more time ...

Gerard Gacusan Tue, 03/04/2008 - 10:22
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oh crop ... nothing wrong with the cable etc ...

My laptop is in a docking station and I figured out the problem.


connect the cable from ASA to the docking station ethernet port. Don't connect to the laptop, it will not work !

sorry, my bad ! but,be curious those using with docking station ...


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