NIC can be used for PIX

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Oct 27th, 2007
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Hi all!

Just want to inquire what brand of NIC that can be use for PIX. I have PIX firewall with only two interface(inside,outside). I want to add one more card. Do I need to buy that card from cisco or can I use the ordinary NIC's?

Tnx a lot!!!

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Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 11/01/2007 - 15:34
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From my experience and for better interoperability it is good to stick with Cisco. Nevertheless you can buy third party NICs but opertaion is not guaranteed.

kevin.jones1 Fri, 11/02/2007 - 12:37
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Pix 515/525 and 535 uses Intel EtherExpress

NIC. Use Intel EtherExpress NIC i827xxx

or something like that and it will work

fine with both Cisco Pixes and Cisco IDS


cmadiam82 Sun, 11/04/2007 - 18:19
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I found this in wikipidea. PIX-1FE - 32 bit/33 MHz One port 10/100 Fast Ethernet card. Based on the Intel Pro/100+ family with the 82557, 82558 and 82559 chipsets.

Can i also use this one?


kevin.jones1 Mon, 11/05/2007 - 14:24
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Use the i82559 chipset NIC. It is the same

chipset NIC uses by Cisco.


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