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Home Setup Design - Not high priority - Yes, its real cisco equiptment, not a best buy router question

Hey Everyone,

I just recieved a Cisco 2600 Router, 2 Catalyst 3500 switches, and a fortinet fortigate 200a firewall.

How would you recommend I set these up for a home network.  I have FIOS coming in to my home for internet.

I was considering putting my internet on one ethernet port on the router, then configuring nat on the other ethernet port.  Then I would put the firewall in transparent mode and then uplink that to the switches.

This kind of seems a little bland though, and would be kind of a mess when I want to set up port forwarding on the fly.  I'd also lose the DMZ ports on the firewall.

Another option would be to plug the internet to the Wan side of the firewall, then plug the lan side in to one of my switches.  I could then create a different subnet on the other switch, and use the router between the two.

I could do the same above, but instead create VLANs on the switches.

What would the experts here do?

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Home Setup Design - Not high priority - Yes, its real cisco equi

I tweaked the title.  Wanted to bump this so it doesnt get lost.

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Re: Home Setup Design - Not high priority - Yes, its real cisco

Have the Internet connection connecting to the firewall

Then connect the router next-along with switches after that.

Configure clans on the switches is what is known as a router on a stick setup.

That means only one connection between router and switch.

Then setup sub interfaces on that router port.

This will allow routing between vlans.

Perhaps you can configure the default network command on the router too.

Use the other router port-as your DMZ!:)

The configure a nat to a Laptop in the

DMZ and stream music for yourself to wherever you may be! Let the ideas flow!

Extensions:

1) telephony

Get yourself an ip phone from eBay 7911 for 30 pounds-then a call manager express image for your router and run up telephony too;)

I'm doing my ccna voice so any info you need on that I can help with.

2) VPNs -but the firewall will do that for you:)

Cool?

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Re: Home Setup Design - Not high priority - Yes, its real cisco

Oh, these are great ideas.  We actually have tons of Cisco phones where I work, and I know they'll let me take one or two home.  What else would I need to do VOIP?

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Re: Home Setup Design - Not high priority - Yes, its real cisco

I picked up a couple of IP Phones - Cisco 7912.

I understand that I need to load unity express on the router to create a voice gateway.  Is that correct?  If so, does my router listed above support this setup?

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