I got a Cisco ASA 5505 with Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 7.2(2). Normally I always configure my equipment through CLI, but since it is my first ASA I thought I would give the advertised Startup Wizard a try.
First thing I tried was setting the internal and external IP addresses. Guess what: it didn't work! My settings had no effect at all. They were completely and utterly ignored.
- Try 1: entered 192.168.14.1 as IP address for inside, fixed public IP address for outside, proceeded to the DHCP page, tried to enter a matching DHCP range - up pops the error message: "Your DHCP range must fit within your internal address range 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.254". Went back in the Wizard, and sure enough, the inside and outside interfaces had reverted to 192.168.1.1 and DHCP, respectively.
- Try 2: entered 192.168.14.1 as IP address for inside, pushed "Finish" immediately to force the change into the device. No joy, the thing responded with a message: "no changes made".
Is it just me, or is this so-called Wizard really unable to make the most elementary of configuration changes, namely setting the IP address of an interfaces?
Oh yes, and then the final straw:
- Try 3: changed the IP address through the ASDM main page. This actually succeeded - in locking me out of the device, because it changed the interface address immediately, disconnecting me, but left the "administrative access" setting at the old value 192.168.1.0/24 so I couldn't get back in after changing my admin PC to the new IP range. Had to get the old console cable out.
Back to CLI. ASDM is too difficult for me.