How to do basic setup of cisco ASA 5505

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When you open the box containing your new ASA 5505 and plug in your console you will see the following:

Type help or ‘?’ for a list of available commands.
ciscoasa>

Here you type the command “enable” to get in enabled mode.

Type help or ‘?’ for a list of available commands.
ciscoasa> enable
Password:
ciscoasa#

As you can see you will get a password prompt. Simply hit enter here because there is no enable password configured.

The 1st thing you want to do is type the command “write erase”. This will delete all the default configuration Cisco made for you. You might wonder why but there is a lot of stuff in that configuration that you don’t need/want and could even cause some network issues if you connected it to your network (DHCP).

ciscoasa# write erase
Erase configuration in flash memory? [confirm]
[OK]
ciscoasa#

You will be prompted to…

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