cisco 837 router & isa 2006 firewall - need some advice
Posted on 2012-09-03
hi i have the following:
- windows 2003 dc/ad/dns/dhcp/gpo server
- exchange 2003 server
- host xp pc clients - hosts can browse the internet & send/receive email externally successfully
- isa 2006 firwall (vmdg480/the super box) - set as 'modem-enable' that provides the 'public' ip address to my isa external nic successfully
i was told that it would be preferred if i had hardware cisco router connected infront of the isa server/external nic directly to my local router (vmdg480)!!
->internal network --> isa - external --> cisco router --> vmdg480 --> isp/internet
i do happen to have 1 x cisco 837 router !!!
qns1. can someone give some advice on whether i use this 'cisco 837 router' or not & any general advice if i was to connect and configure this 'cisco 837', bearing in mind the 'cisco 837 router' would receive the 'public ip address', but what would my isa/external nic receive, unless it would receive a public address automatically ?