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Best Cisco Router for this situation

Hi,

What would be the best Cisco Router to interface between a Satellite modem and a Cisco PIX 501 firewall. Both are Ethernet interfaces.

Or alternatively is there a better way to Firewall and share the Satellite connection (Needs to have port forwarding and needs to be a hardware firewall)

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks,

Jason
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nodiscoCommented:
Jason

The choice of router would depend on the amount of users and traffic that would traverse it.  Ultimately, you are looking for a dual ethernet port router - a small office could use an 800 series - an 806 has 2 ethernet ports as does its newer counterpart the 831.
Have a look at the 831 here (which also supports stateful-inspection firewall and VPN

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps380/products_data_sheet09186a008010e5c5.html

For a larger office the 1710 has 2 ethernet ports but I would look at the 1841 - it also offers VPN and Cisco IOS firewall

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5853/products_data_sheet0900aecd8016a59b.html

I would personally go with the router+PIX combination if it were me but the 1841 does offer a good solution also.
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Dr-IPCommented:
I work with satellite data connections all the time, but given the information you have provided it’s really hard to say what would be an optimal router for your situation. As satellite links come in all different sizes, and they way they are used very all over the place. Also the connection to the satellite modem plays a role in the decision too, since different satellite modems have different data connection like, V.35, Ethernet, and HSSI to name a few. So if you want the right router for your situation fill in some of these blanks and tell us what the link is gong to be used for.  
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sympactAuthor Commented:
It is a small office with 6 users and a max of probably 12 users in the future with not much internet traffic(Just email and abit of surfing). The satellite connection is a 512k/128k and the modem has an ethernet data connection.
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Dr-IPCommented:
If that’s the case I’d skip the router and just plug the PIX directly into the modem, as there really isn’t any reason to put a router in the mix since the PIX should be able to handle all your needs by its self. You could put a router in there, but I see no reason to add the complexity or cost in your situation.
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lrmooreCommented:
Agree with Dr-IP. Anytime you have Ethernet feed,  you can plug directly into the PIX, no router required.
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sympactAuthor Commented:
Thanks Dr-IP
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