Setting up lab to home network
I'm currently studying for the NP Switch exam and I'd like my switches to reach the internet. My idea is to NAT the traffic through my PIX 515e to create a route back to the lab equipment. I'm using the pix because its the only device I own capable of NAT. However the pix isn't allowing any traffic through it. I'm frankly tired of spending valuable study time goofing with a device unrelated to my studies. And internet access isn't necessary now anyway. My question is, how are you guys connecting lab equipment to your home production network?
THanks in advance
I personally use a 2509 router as an access server simple to setup and does the trick. It's great to have console access once you get used to the hot keys.
what equipment do i need for a access server. I saw this many time in the cbts but don`t know hou to build it.
How expensive it is?
2511 for 16
2509 for 8 reverse telnet connection
it is about $190 on ebay, i bought mine for $100 after bidding 2 weeks on ebay.
and also you are going to need octal cable...
1 cable for 8 connections
Any router between your lab and your home network should be able to NAT.
That's how i did it for a while, like Jesster009, i used an access server, which also acted as a gateway to my home network and the internet.
I guess you end up double NATing this way, but it does work.
I forward all my Internet traffic from my U-verse router to my cisco 3745 router. From there I do my NAT translations for whatever I need.
I also have the... 2511-RJ? access server/router. To me, it's a cleaner way than using the octal cables as instead of having all 8 hanging there, I can just use one or two Cat-5e cables (rolled) connecting to the console port. That said, I haven't really used it in a while.