ADSL Internet access with Cisco 837 and ASA

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Jun 19th, 2010
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I have ADSL internet access through a Cisco 837 router. I recently purchased an ASA 5505 as I am due to start my CCSP certification and wanted this for hands on configuration.


My question is what would be the best / recommended solution for adding the ASA to my network?


ADSL -> Cisco 837 -> ASA5505


My service provider provides a dynamic public IP address.


Do I bridge the public IP address to the ASA, or create a new subnet between the 837 and 5505 and use static routes between the devices? 

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Panos Kampanakis Mon, 06/21/2010 - 06:36
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Personally I would chose to put the ASA face my Internet. The security device would be my first line of defense.


I hope it helps.


PK

Andrew Knight Mon, 06/21/2010 - 09:35
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Can you buy an ADSL over POTS interface card for the ASA 5505?, as the standard ASA's only have Ethernet ports.


Thanks,

Andrew.

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