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Cisco PIX-501 Newbie Need help / answer on setting up first Cisco firewall router

Dear EE:
just bought a used cisco pix 501 router for home study / use
connected this router and was prompted with these: (copy/paste)
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?
Enable password [<use current password>]:
Clock (UTC):
  Year [2008]:
  Month [Apr]: May
  Day [22]:
  Time [09:35:03]: 13:00
Invalid time
  Time [09:35:03]: 1:00
Invalid time
  Time [09:35:03]: 01:00
Invalid time
  Time [09:35:03]: 13:00:00
Inside IP address:
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pause... (sending question to E.E)
I don't know & wasn't sure what to enter and what was the inside IP address? (prompted by the router)
I wasn't sure if there're any software to update since I got only the hardware?
I read the cisco instruction and was very confused & sleepy (took a day off for this...)
I am still hanging in there...

please help!
thanks!
Sam
CiscoSBS

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sunjiiv

8/22/2022 - Mon
sunjiiv

hi,
a pix is a firewall.. a firewall has two main interfaces gnerally called an inside and outside.. imagine the firewall like a door on your house.. It keeps the inside people protected from the outside world. I hope you get the idea

The inside ip of the interface will be the sam erange of i.p that all the pc's within your house has.. the outside ip will be an i.p totally in a different range to the inside i.p The outside interface connects directly to the internet and is so considered as a risky interface. the job of the outside interface is to fool an intruder into believing that you have your internal network with the same range of ip's as your outside interface.

sunjiiv
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samntlam

understood!
so do i create an inside ip for this cisco firewall, prompted. and, how do i aviod using telnet and instead IE web interface?
thanks for your prompt reply!
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