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Cisco 501 Pix Firewall Normal Status Lights

Cisco 501 Pix Firewall

Image = Typical Normal Status - Bolded Below = Likely Failures

 
Light
Status
Description & Suggested Action (Likely Failures in Bold)
POWER Green (Solid) The device is powered on.
Unlit The device is powered off.
LINK/ACT Green (Flashing) Network activity, such as Internet access is present.
Green (Solid) The correct cable is in use and the connected equipment has power and is operational.
Unlit No link is established. If the LINK/ACT LED does not light up, you might be using the wrong type of cable. // Try replacing the yellow, straight-through Ethernet cable with the orange, crossover Ethernet cable.
VPN TUNNEL Green (Solid) One or more IKE/IPSec VPN tunnels are established.
Unlit One or more IKE/IPSec VPN tunnels are disabled. If the standard configuration is not modified to support VPN tunnels, the LED does not light up because it is disabled by default. Also, the LED does not light up when PPTP/L2TP tunnels are established.
100 MBPS Green (Solid) The interface is enabled at 100 Mbps (auto-negotiated).
Unlit The interface is enabled at 10 Mbps.

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