Switching ISPs & replacing router, need a little help

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May 12th, 2008

I currently have a T1 connected to our 2524 router (Serial0) and Ethernet0 connects to our network. Ethernet0 is assigned an IP address on a segment in front of our firewall, which also has our Web/FTP server on it. We currently use all public IP addresses.

I am planning on switching my ISP, and I will only have 5 public IP addresses. I need one for my Web/FTP server, my firewall (for NAT), email server, a Citrix server and I assume one for the Cisco 2651XM router I just purchased (IOS 12.4). The new ISP will have a Cisco 800 series router I will need to connect my 2651XM router to. I have 2 FastEthernet ports on the 2651, one for my network and I assume one to connect to the ISP's 800 router.

Will I need to assign an IP address to both FE each interfaces?

I would like to add a WIC-1DSU-T1 module to the 2651 and replace the 2524, so I can have both ISPs temporarily running until I complete the transition. I have read some conversations on dual ISPs, but I am no expert and I was bit overwhelmed.

I need help with the interface and routing configuration. Who knows what else. I can't afford to get it wrong. I do not have a test environment to play with.

I have this problem too.
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Paolo Bevilacqua Mon, 05/12/2008 - 09:39

You could hire a reputable consultant to assist you during the migration. Possibly even some participants of this would would be available.


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