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5505-can't connect to ASDM in transparent mode

Hello, I'm setting up an ASA 5505 in transparent mode. I can ping the ASA device on the network but I cannot connect via ASDM software. When I revert back to routed mode, no problems using ASDM. I'm connecting via enet cable from laptop to Ethernet 0/1 interface on ASA 5505. I try the 'http ipaddress subnet' command and it won't take it even tho it's the same IP as the device. Do the 'switchport access' command to E 0/1 and doesn't stick. Here's my config if it helps. I really appreciate your help!

firewall transparent

hostname ciscoasa


enable password xxx



interface Vlan1

nameif inside

security-level 100


interface Vlan2

nameif outside

security-level 0


interface Ethernet0/0

switchport access vlan 2


interface Ethernet0/1


interface Ethernet0/2



interface Ethernet0/4


interface Ethernet0/5


interface Ethernet0/6


interface Ethernet0/7


passwd xxxxxxxx encrypted

boot system disk0:/asa803-k8.bin

ftp mode passive

dns server-group DefaultDNS


access-list OUTSIDE-IN extended permit ip any any

pager lines 24

mtu inside 1500

mtu outside 1500

ip address

icmp unreachable rate-limit 1 burst-size 1

no asdm history enable

arp timeout 14400

timeout xlate 3:00:00

timeout sunrpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 h225 1:00:00 mgcp 0:05:00 mgcp-pat 0:05:00

timeout sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00 sip-invite 0:03:00 sip-disconnect 0:02:00

timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute

dynamic-access-policy-record DfltAccessPolicy

http server enable

no snmp-server location

no snmp-server contact

snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication linkup linkdown coldstart

no crypto isakmp nat-traversal

telnet timeout 5

ssh timeout 5

console timeout 0

threat-detection basic-threat

threat-detection statistics access-list


class-map inspection_default

match default-inspection-traffic



policy-map type inspect dns preset_dns_map


message-length maximum 512

policy-map global_policy

class inspection_default

inspect dns preset_dns_map

inspect ftp

inspect h323 h225

inspect h323 ras

inspect rsh

inspect rtsp

inspect esmtp

inspect sqlnet

inspect skinny

inspect sunrpc

inspect xdmcp

inspect sip

inspect netbios

inspect tftp


service-policy global_policy global

prompt hostname context


: end

New Member

Re: 5505-can't connect to ASDM in transparent mode

I am having this problem as well. Is there a solution?

New Member

Re: 5505-can't connect to ASDM in transparent mode

Have you tried already?

http outside

Re: 5505-can't connect to ASDM in transparent mode


Try following

http ipaddress subnet inside