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IPSec VPN with the PIX 515e

I have now setup VPN on my PIX 515e and I am able to make connections and get my assigned IP address from the VPN DHCP pool.  The only issue I am finding is I am unable to Remote Desktop over port 3389 to an internal computer behind the PIX firewall.  Remote Desktop works if I am local, so there isn’t an issue with the PC I am trying to connect to, it has to be something on the PIX side.  I will have to do further research in order...

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PIX515e via PPPoe

Today I was able to configure the PIX 515e firewall to use PPPoE, which allowed me to forgo using the Cisco 2611 router in front of it.  The commands to setup PPPoE are fairly straight forward on the PIX. vpdn group pppoe request dialout pppoe vpdn group pppoe localname USERNAME vpdn group pppoe ppp authentication chap vpdn username USERNAME password ********* and for the eth0/0 interface interface Ethernet0 nameif outside security-level 0...

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Cisco PIX515E Configuration

It has been a while since I have had much opportunity to work on my network, production or test.  Having to relocate in the middle of 2012 took quite a bit of time, plus getting settled in my new job.  The great thing about my new position is I get the opportunity to work on the Cisco network frequently and get some real world experience.  I wanted to get back to working on adding my PIX515e into my network and though this was as good of...

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DHCP on Cisco Router

DHCP on Cisco Router

The final step in moving off services from my server was to transfer the DHCP service.  In the past I had a DHCP server running on Windows 2008R2, however as I am now going to be using this server primarily for labs I needed to separate this function so our various devices and computers would continue to have DHCP available to them. I figured the best option for the time would be to just setup DHCP on the Cisco 2611 router.  The setup is...

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Labs and more Labs

I believe I am getting close to taking my CCNA exam and wrapping things up for my first step.  I am now just going through numerous labs to practice my skills as the more you actually use the commands in a live environment, the more likely you are to remember these tasks, especially during an exam.  I am using two methods in my labs,  the first is with physical equipment.  This lets me actually connect the cables, see the lights, and know...

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Time to focus on Cisco studies once again

As my job was just downsized I now have more time on my hand, and plan on taking advantage of this to push to get my CCNA and get moving towards my CCNP.  I organized my lab and rack mounted them all as before I just had them all stacked on top of each other, which worked, but was less than idea.  I plan on setting up my Frame Relay cloud once again, as well as my T1 connection between my production Cisco router and my lab routers.  At...

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