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Remote Access Home Lab

Hello, I have several Cisco routers and switches in my lab at home, what I want to do is access them from work. Providing (assuming it does) my company allows the requisite connections out - what I need to configure on the connection at home? I have a broadband connection to the internet, I have a Cisco Terminal Server (2509)plus a firewall (PIX 501) and a Windows 2003 server.

Does anyone have any notes, guidelines on doing this. I know companies offer rack rental, so is the sort of thing I want.

Hope someone can guide.

Regards,

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Re: Remote Access Home Lab

you don't need a rack rental unless you want access to different hardware you don't have.

what you need to do is to utilize the PIX.

on the PIX you will setup the basic configuration, routes, interfaces and either static NAT or NAT Pools.

with the NAT you can configure your PIX to provide public IP addressing to your internal hosts so they can be reached from the internet.

as well, you'll configure specific access to specific hosts, subnets and ports.

see this link for more PIX configuration info:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/prod_configuration_examples_list.html

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Re: Remote Access Home Lab

Hi, thanks for your help. According to the diagram in this link (that you posted) the Rotuer is connected to the cable modem. My question is, is there any advantage or otherwise in swapping the router and firewall round. So it looks more like this:

PC---->Switch>-----Router>----PIX>----ISP

Rather than:

PC---->Switch>-----PIX>----Router>----ISP

Maybe, Im missing the point here.

Regards,

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a0080094768.shtml

Re: Remote Access Home Lab

Hi

I believe that you wish to use the equipment at home, even reboot and erase config etc.......?

I would have prefered to terminate the broadband at my Win2003 PC, enable RDP on it, buy a couple of USB-serial converters and connect them to each and every device's console to COM.Then I am the king...

Pls rate helpful posts.

Regards

JD

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Re: Remote Access Home Lab

JD,

Nice idea, but I dont want to use RDP, I want my PIX to block 3389. I want to console into them using a OCTAL cable that connecs to a 2509 and 2511. I think I know where to go from here. Thanks for your help.

DC.

Re: Remote Access Home Lab

Hi

Check the following link....this may assist you further

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk801/tk36/technologies_configuration_example09186a008014f8e7.shtml

Regards

JD

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