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advice on cisco equipment

I'm revamping my companies network and was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on what equipment i need.

company of 7 people. (software company)

4-5 servers (2 public web servers)

8-10 users.

i mainly just need a router that i can do static routes with. We have 5 or 6 public IP's. I need one to go to each public web server and then one to run with NAT for the rest of the network.

DNS/DHCP/VPN and the like are coming from my domain controller.

Will a 1601 R router do what i need?

I cant tell from all of the things I've read if it has all the ports i need. I basically just need 2 ethernet ports. One for the inside of my network and one for the outside right?

Also what is the difference between a router with an ACL on it and a pix firewall?

Any and all advice is much appreciated.

./ian

  • WAN Routing and Switching
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Re: advice on cisco equipment

Hi

Cisco 1601R has reached EOS so you can it ordered at present from cisco.

http://cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5963/index.html

the basic and the main difference between router and pix is in pix u need to manually open up the ports based on your requirements coz by default all ports will be closed or denied access.

but in routers u need to manually block the port which u feel are not required and not in use..

regds

Re: advice on cisco equipment

Hi,

Pls check the compatibality between 1601R and 1-ENET(Ethernet interface card),since u require 2 Ethernet.

I would suggest going for 1711/12 routers b'coz of greater hardware and software specs.

Though PIX is a good NAT solution,but still I prefer routers as they are easy to maintain.

Regards

JD

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