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PIX 515E Firewall

I found a nice looking PIX 515E firewall on Ebay.  I have plans of configuring it and placing it on my live network.  The unit comes with Unlimited licenses (I don’t actually need that many, just what it came with). I do have to remember to read the Ebay auctions a little closer.  I may not have bid on this unit if I would have seen the phrase all sales are final with no returns.   The unit does power on, and is in great condition,...

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Configuring the Cisco 2610XM router

After some research on Cisco sites, and some help from Experts-Exchange I was able to get the initial config of the router done. I added the DHCP part as well on the router so it would pass out my IP addresses for me as I still do not have a server to do the job. Adjustments I needed to make: The document gives both methods for connecting up to AT&T (chap and pap), a little research I found pap to be the correct choice. Adjust the DHCP...

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Cisco 2611 Router

I found a Cisco 2611 Router on Ebay to use with my ADSL WIC. It has two Fast Ethernet ports on it as well. Looks like it will do the job I need it to, right now I’m just looking over sample configurations on Cisco’s site to get an idea of how to go about configuring the router for use with AT&T’s DSL service.

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Bought a Cisco WIC-1ADSL Card

Bought a Cisco WIC-1ADSL Card

I got my first part I’ll need to start creating my home network.  The Cisco WIC-1ADSL card.  This will be used to connect to my AT&T DSL service.  I’m looking around trying to find a good Cisco 2600 router to use with it and then I can start working on learning how to configure it.  My DSL service will be turned on September 24th, 2010.  I’m probably going to have to start off with the 2wire modem just so I’ll...

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Cisco Lab Kit

I decided to get a CCNA lab kit from Ciscokits.com. This will give me two routers and two switches to practice on. The other equipment I am getting (my ADSL WIC and a 2600 series Cisco router) will be for my live environment I’ll be testing on. More than likely at some point I’ll connect them all together through another switch. That way I can do testing on the test lab and have access to the internet through the test lab and...

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Starting my CCNA track

I’ve been thinking of getting my CCNA for a bit now and decided now is the time to get moving.  I have a number of books and  training material to help me out on my learning experience.  The best item I would say is my video training from Train Signal with Chris Bryant.  It’s easy to follow along with and he covers all the details that you need.  However I learn best when I can get my hands on actual equipment and make it work...

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