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A mix of design query

Currently this site in questions has the following.


Existing hardware :

1) PIX 515E

2) BT ADSL router

3) LAN servers behind the PIX ( includes hosted services )


Now the question is a mix of two things.

1) The customer would like to add wireless support to the LAN for mobile users from satellite offices and local offices. so which is the best Wireless box from cisco with scalaibilty for coming 5 years.

2) Replace the BT rotuer with a cisco rotuer ( not sure which is the best )

3) Buy a new 24 port switch which would replace the current HP Procurve for good.


Key elements :

The wireless security is a big issue for all of us so considering the existing hardware + the ones which we will be replacing what would be the best way to integrate it all i.e. should we use the PIX additional card to secure it further ? wireless in a different lana dn than route it back in the network in some way.

The key thing we need to keep in mind is the site has a pool of 5 / 7 ip address for different purporse out of which

1) one resides static on the BT rotuer WAN int

2) PIX WAN int ( outsdie )

3) additional two are mapped on the pix to internal servers.

So we dont want to create another lan with internal private ip addressing between the BT rotuer ( future cisco ) as mentioned above the pix outside int also has a live static ip from BT.

If someone can provide some explaination on the design will be great and some pdf links to read in more detail.


any helps will be helpful.

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Re: A mix of design query

How much wireless users you'll have?

If you won't to much wireless users, you should consider like these acces points. These are cheaper and will do the job.

Use WPA-RADIUS and keep the wireless users in a different vlan in the inside

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