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CCNA Security Lab update

CCNA Security Lab update

I am continuing to update my CCNA Security Lab and nearly have everything I need to go through all the Cisco Labs for the exam.  The equipment will also serve as the foundation of my CCNP Security Lab once I pass the CCNA Security exam this spring.  The last piece of equipment I need to complete the current lab is an ASA 5510, this one will be more difficult as they are not inexpensive as a switch or a router would be for the same lab. The...

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CCNA Security Lab

Cisco Security Lab As I am quickly approaching the day when I will take my CCNA Security exam I wanted to get more hands on experience with actual Cisco gear.  Something that I could try out everything I have learned, mess things up really bad, fix the problems and see how secure I can make the test network. My previous lab had most of what I needed, however I needed to mainly upgrade my routers as they just wouldn’t cut it for what...

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Upgrading Cisco PIX 515E IOS and ASDM

Today I wanted to upgrade my PIX 515E to the most recent version available for the hardware.  I have been running PIX IOS version 7.2(3) and ASDM version 5.2(3).  Visiting Cisco’s website I found I could download version 8.0(4)28 for the IOS and 6.1(5)51 would be needed as my 5.2(3) version would no longer work once I upgraded the PIX. The upgrade process is easy using either the CLI or ASDM.  I was unable to copy the image.bin file...

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Setup Cisco VPN via ASDM on PIX 515E

Setting up VPN on a PIX 515E is a straightforward process when using ASDM, and it is not much more difficult to do within the CLI either.  I will take you through all the steps needed to configure a working VPN solution on your firewall as well as post an example of the config at the end. First you need to open ASDM from your desktop computer and connect to your firewall.             We will be configuring a...

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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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