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Cisco ASA-5506-X - LAN Ports

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Hey guys,

Does the Cisco ASA 5506-X have any LAN ports? I see it 8 Gig ports, but i heard you cannot do any switching with these?
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Can you be more specific on why you can't do switching with these?  Normally you're able to custom configure each port with Cisco appliances and set the switching configuration via Cisco IOS.

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I read the ports can't be used for l2 switching. Is that correct?!
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Nice..so i cant use it for lan then ?
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^^ above is spot on

Out of the box Interface1 is configured as (outside), Interface2 is configured as (inside).
All switching capabilities have been removed (so completely unlike its pre-dessesor the ASA5505).


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Thanks guys, i'll just get an 8 port switch, would any work ?
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Hi, I would get a decent managed switch in case if you want to do vlans in the future.  Good luck!
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