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How to setup the cable connection

To link your computer with the appliance:

  1. Plug the RJ-45 to the appliance
  2. Plug the DB-9 connector to your computer

In case the you computer has not serial port available, you can use a "USB to Serial" cable. It has different names on each system:

  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
Warning Note
Mac OS X Users might require a special driver available a the vendor website

How to connect using the console

Use the screen command as follows:

screen /dev/ttyX

Where X means one of the names on prior section, based on the OS you are working with.

This is the console for local access command line administrative tasks.

How to setup DNS update on DynDNS server from the console

configure terminal
interface Dialer3
ip ddns update hostname
ip ddns update sdm_ddns1
ip address negotiated
ip access-group 131 in
ip mtu 1452
ip nat outside
ip virtual-reassembly
encapsulation ppp

How to setup DHCP AT&T ISP from the console

dialer pool 1
dialer-group 1
ppp authentication pap callin
ppp pap sent-username password 7 141A1B051B012627377D

How to connect using HTTPS/Java Client

This is the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), to access the appliance by this way:

  1. Open the web browser
  2. Type the device IP address in your browser, but don't forget to add https before the IP address.
  • It will ask if you want to run ASDM as applet on browser or to download a Java launcher for ASDM.
  • By default user/password are empty.