I am trying to resurrect an older firewall for a project. It is a Pix 515e. I do not have the passwords, so I am trying to do a recovery. I do not seem to be able to get the Ethernet ports on the firewall to intitialize. I have the pix connect to a computer. The console port is connected to the serial pc port and I am at the monitor> port. I have a cross-over ethernet cable attached to Pix E0 and the PC Ethernet interface. At the prompt, monitor> I type interface 0, it comes back with...
Ethernet auto negotiation timed out.
Ethernet port 0 could not be initialized.
Any ideas on what is going on? I actually have 2 pix 515's doing the same thing. The pc Ethernet port is known good.
Thoughts?? Thank you in advance.