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Connecting Pix To DSL

I have a 501 and am trying to connect it to the net via a DSL Line.

IP address information is entered staticly, and the route command for the outside interface is "route outside Outside 1"

As far as I can tell everythingis entered in correctly, but I cannot ping the outside gateway from the Pix command prompt.

The pix works fine when it is setup to be a DHCP client. However, the current provider I'm connecting to doesn't support DHCP and has given me the information to enter in statically.

Is there a config Line I might be missing??

Also I've checked to make sure the proper cables are between the pix and DSL modem


Paul Robinson

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Re: Connecting Pix To DSL

I trust you would have to make the static route point to the inside IP address of the DSL router e.g.

route outside

Furthermore in order to allow ping packet to travers the PIX501 you must add an access-list permiting this type of traffic:

access-list pingout permit icmp any any

access-group pingout in interface outside

finally use the follwoing command to check your config

ping outside

New Member

Re: Connecting Pix To DSL

If you are connecting this directly to a DSL modem, you need to setup the PPPoE client on the PIX501.

You will need PIX 6.2(1)

I just set this up over the weekend and it works fine -

New Member

Re: Connecting Pix To DSL

Get the "default gareway" ip address from your provider.Dont' use the interface name. It's not the IOS - PIX software works somewhat differently.Use that default gateway address/mask in your route statement.If for some reason you can't get the meaningful info from your ISP - you can guess. Take a look at your address/mask assignment. If you have /30 mask - the gateway address is obvious.-- Eugene