I need a recommendation
Posted on 2005-04-04
We recently got a new Internet connection. It's wireless and has an ethernet cable running down to our switch room. I plugged this Ethernet cable directly into my laptop to test it and its working great. Can I run this line directly into the outside interface of our PIX 506 firewall and have the firewall act as a router for this Internet connection instead of shelling out $450 or so for a new router or must I plug this line into a router, then have that feed into the firewall? I know you can created static routes on the firewall so it is possible to have it handle the routing as well, i believe, but does it really make sense to do it this way? I'm looking at a Cisco 831 ethernet broadband router also. Has anybody had any experience with this model? Will it be sufficient for our office (about 20 users)? Any advice is greatly appreciated.