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I have a 8 port switch connected to 6 computers on a Windows 2000 server network. What is the best way to install a Netscreen 5xt firewall that will be connected to the internet?
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by:lrmoore
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Internet<-->router<-->NetScreen<-->switch<-->users

Can you be more specific in your question?
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by:rvindust
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How would I network in the netscreen 5xt which is a router/switch to my current switch?
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lrmoore earned 200 total points
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If your switch has an uplink port, use it to connect to the Netscreen. If not, just plug them together using a ethernet crossover cable, and you can plug users into either switch.

Since the NS is a router, too:

Internet<-->NS5xt<-->switch<-->LAN
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by:PaulBPNL
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i would use smoothwall as it is free and secure. i would get hold of a old p100 and go

internet-smoothwall-switch-LAN

www.smoothwall.org 

Paul
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by:rvindust
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Thanks for the info!
I did look at smoothwall also and it looks like a fit, but the question was dealing with the already available equipment.
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