Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cannot Connect to Brand New ASA

I recently experienced an issue making a connection to a brand new, factory default, just out of the box ASA firewall. “Connect using a browser and the URL” did not work like the quick start guide suggested. The solution was simple but somewhat elusive if you don’t know where to look. Continue reading

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Power over Ethernet Issues

With the invention of Power over Ethernet (PoE) bringing up light devices such as VOIP phones and wireless access points has become very easy. Power and data flow over the same cable on various wire pairs. The simplicity is great but the electrical requirements are a bit more particular with PoE. With full Gigabit implementations all wire pairs are required for power and for data transmission. When one pair is not properly terminated strange things happen… Continue reading

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