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Can a Pix 506e be configured by a zoom modem?

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Hello,
   I know Cisco routers allow a modem to be hooked up to the router in case a circuit goes down.  The router cli can be accessed via the modem.  Can a Cisco Pix 506e do this?   If so, what are the settings for a zoom modem to allow it to work?

Thank you,
Bill
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Keith AlabasterEnterprise Architect
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Hello Bill.
Yes, you can hook up the console cable to a db25/9 connector
i use 9600, no parity, 8 data bits 1 stop bit, no parity.

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you can hook up the modem,
  do let us know the whether your modem is a ppoe, will it give the dhcp address from the isp.??

DHCP and DSL require you to get a pppoe password and username from your ISP. Most ISPs have a homepage where you can register to get the username and password, ask customer service for the URL. You should substitute this username and password for "dsl-username" and "dsl-password" below. The VPDN group statements just assign a username, password, authentication type to a profile, in this case "ISP". The configuration steps are relatively straight forward. (Remember to be in config mode)


ip address outside pppoe setroute
ip address inside 192.168.X.X 255.255.255.0 <whatever ip u require>
vpdn group ISP request dialout pppoe
vpdn group ISP localname dsl-username
vpdn group ISP ppp authentication pap
vpdn username dsl-username password dsl-password

 
Keith AlabasterEnterprise Architect
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Sorry lol. As we do not use modems in the UK really I assumed you meant a dialup modem.
Keith I read his question the same as you, I'm looking up the Cisco AUX port commands.  Can you find them and the config that needs to be fed into NVRAM of a Zoom modem to do this, LOL/

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Yes I am talking about a dial up modem.  If the connectivity to that site (t1) is down, I need to dial into the firewall to be sure that it is not the problem.

Thank you,
Bill
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Then the settings are as above. Do you have the manual for the zoom?

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Keith AlabasterEnterprise Architect
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:)  I think the 506 is the same as the 501; just uses the console port. Likely will need the normal console cable but with the db9/db25 attachment serial connector.

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Is it OK to leave this question open for a while?  I do not know when we can hook up the modem and test.

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Keith AlabasterEnterprise Architect
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Sure; as long as you add an update before 3 weeks.

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Bump - still haven't done the modem config...
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