We have a new CA office and are leasing space from another company. this is are pupose plan:
- setup or own network with own T1, Router, Switch, and workstations
- We would like to be able to Route the company's IP on our network in order to utilize their printers.
What would be the best way to acomplish this. Thank you in advace for your cooperation.
There are differing levels of security. Your router should be able to use access-lists, perhaps reflexive access-lists and possibly even a full blow firewall feature set depending on the router and IOS version/feature set. Is it a Cisco router ? The router is a Cisco 3620 IOS 12.2(37)
Also just to make sure that I implement this correctly I was going to attach a cable from there switch to my switch setup the IP route on my router and hopefully I will have conectivity.
If the 3620 cannot support a firewall I have an older Cisco PIX firewall that I was thinking of using for that office.
If you have the Pix then use that as it is a dedicated firewall.
As for cabling you need to make sure you don't bypass the pix. I would simply connect the cable from their switch to the outside interface of your pix and then connect the inside interface of the pix to your switch. Add a route to your router for their network pointing to the inside interface of the pix.