PIX 501 / DLS connection

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have a DSL line and a Cisco PIX 501 firewall.

Can I connect the DSL line directly to the PIX (and then have a switch behind the PIX for clients to connect through)?  Or, do I need to connect the DSL line to a router, then connect the router to the PIX?
Question by:blotto99
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    Accepted Solution

    You need some type of DSL modem connected to the PIX. You can not simply plug the PIX into a DSL circuit.
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    Assisted Solution

    Exactly right, prueconsulting.  PIX only has Ethernet interfaces, & a DSL line is *not* ethernet, so blotto99 will need either a DSL modem or a DSL router that is able to interface directly with a DSL circuit.  I suggest a DSL modem - simpler setup than having a router outside the PIX.

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    Expert Comment

    agreed....prue is correct


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