Putting it together Cisco Router and Switch

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can someone please tell me how to get a cisco router and a cisco switch hooked up to my home network so it can be my lab with access to the outside world via my home network non-cisco router? I'm tired of pulling my hair out.
ASKED: October 17, 2008  12:38 PM
UPDATED: October 20, 2008  2:27 PM

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Depends on the configuration of your Cisco router and what interfaces it has. There are also IOS version differences to consider. You did not provide enough information to really be able to guide you much in this activity. What models of Cisco gear? What type of gear is your ISP router?

Is this your first time doing any networking? Cisco gear does take some time in getting to understand how it is best configured. It is not just point/click in a GUI. The command line is your friend in configuring Cisco equipment.

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  • Rob17
    Thanks for taking time to respond. In my lab, I have an 1841 ISR with 2 FE ports and no serial connections, a 2960 Cat switch, a 3560 Cat switch, a UC 500 series router with 2 phones and wireless and a PIX 506E. My ISP router is an Actiontek Wireless router with 5 or 6 switch ports that feeds a Motorola VT2442 Voip router for my home phones (Vonage) and a Netgear Gigabit switch that feeds my home network. I've been studying Cisco through the Cisco Academy at a community college for a year and a half now and am familiar with the CLI. I am a cabling contractor by trade and decided to move up in the food chain. Anyway, here is my scenario. I would like to set up a lab that once finished, I can invite friends to VPN in and work on the lab. I would like to set up the 1841 as a gateway router to the Actiontek. Also I would like to set up the PIX in conjunction to that in between the 1841 and the Actiontek and set up a DMZ for a lab Web Server that I have. I would like to set up different VLANs between the two Cat switches and incorporate the UC router into the Voice Vlan. I would like to have the network to have access to the Internet from any of the Vlans. I've become very good at the wr erase and reload command. I know that I'm missing something in my setup. If I can get someone to give me a step by step instruction on how to do this one time, I know that I will always remember how to set up a simple network from scratch. Maybe some day I can return the favor. I really do appreciate your time.
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  • Labnuke99
    Routing may be your biggest challenge along with setting up the correct firewall rules. You may also have to check with your ISP to see if they do any filters on residential connections to prevent VPN. I think this would be an excellent project for you to draw up and discuss in your academy classes. It would be useful here if you could draw a picture of the desired configuration and what services you want permitted along the path. Build the path one segment at a time and test it before moving onto the next service. Don't boil the ocean by trying to do it all at once.
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