Adding Cable Broadband firewall to my current network

Posted on 2003-03-03
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
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?
Question by:rvindust
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ID: 8064523

Can you be more specific in your question?

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ID: 8066124
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
ID: 8066164
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:


Expert Comment

ID: 8066276
i would use smoothwall as it is free and secure. i would get hold of a old p100 and go




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ID: 8066364
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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