Can I Use a SonicWall PRO2040 in Place of a Cisco Router
I am moving from a managed bonded T-1 configuration over to an unmanaged 10Mbps fiber Ethernet configuration from AT&T. I was originally told that I would not need a router and if I had a Layer 3 device I could connect directly to the AT&T fiber NIT. I was given two IP blocks from AT&T. The first had a /30 CIDR, which I know would go on the WAN side facing the fiber NIT. The other block is a /27 CIDR which would go on the LAN facing my SonicWall PRO2040 firewall. I need to be able to NAT the second /27 CIDR public LAN IP block across to internal private 10.10.x.x addresses on my LAN behind my firewall.
So here is my question. Can I use the SonicWall PRO2040 to work in place of a Cisco router, configure it with the two IP blocks from AT&T, and then still NAT the second /27 CIDR block over to my internal private LAN 10.10.x.x addresses? Im thinking I would have to upgrade my PRO2040 to the enhanced software to do any kind of fancy routing through it. My main objective is to try and avoid spending a chunk of money on a router if I can use my SonicWall to accomplish this task.
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