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I have just purchased cisco Pix 501 as alternative to the netgear VPN firewalls.
Due to the unreliablity of netgear products I decided to go for a cisco entry level product for better reliability.

However, what I did not realise that the cisco configuration is nothing like the netgear products and need your expert advice. I will be posting separate questions on different posts relating to the same product.

Cisco PIX has an inside interface and outside interface
Is the inside interface the ip range of existing network? i.e. 192.168.0.0

How do I change the IP address using telenet to 192.168.0.200 from its default 192.168.1.1?

Was is the oustide interface? And what should I configure this to be?

I am currently using a ethernet modem with IP 192.168.1.1 in bridged mode (DHCP) which is then connected to my current VPN Firewall (Netgear) with an static IP address of 192.168.0.201

I have a Windows server running DHCP?
Should enable DHCP on the Cisco PIX 501?
How can I disable it using Telnet?

Please see other posts for more questions

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Brand new..out of the box...you should have gotten a "console" cable, and a PDM interface CD with it.  You will plug the console cable into your com1 port on your computer..and the other end into the pix, and open hyperterminal.  Open hyperterminal on com1, hit enter after connect...you will see a ">" ,,,,then type EN hit enter.  You are now in "enable mode". Type SH RUN....you will see the current default configuration line by line.  You can remove any config line by typing "NO" and then the exact line that you wish to remove while in "global config mode".  Towards the bottom of the default config you should see the line for "DHCP inside" configuration line...copy it. Type "config t" hit enter...you are now in "global config" mode.  Here you can enable or disable the web interface...which uses the PDM software, or change the inside IP address after you remove dhcp.  Paste the dhcp line you copied here, and put "NO" in front of it.  Hit enter.  Now change the inside Ip address....IP ADDRESS INSIDE 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0  hit enter.

If the pix doesn't give you any feedback when entering commands...it means that your doing it correctly..otherwise it will give you "usage" information.  To get a list of commands type ? ...or to get usage on a specific command...type the command then ?  Example: dhcp ?

enable http inside
enable pdm
pdm location inside

You should be able to open the pix from a web interface.  Refer to your initial setup instructions that came with the hardware...and it will get you to where you can use the web interface PDM software.
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