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Firewall, Switch,Server

By iram_lopez ·
I have a t1 connection going to the firewall, then the connection goes to the switch, then my server goes to the switch and all my clients to the switch. I can't spread my t1 to all the clients. Do I need a router or How can I manage to spread the t1 connection to all my clients.
Please help.

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by jschein In reply to Firewall, Switch,Server

If i read this right, everything is going into your t-1 and not the firewall?

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by timwalsh In reply to Firewall, Switch,Server

Need some more information (specifically the firewall model). Unless you left out some information for brevity's sake, you are missing a key piece of equipment.

Usually you CANNOT terminate a T-1 directly into a router/firewall. You need an intermediate piece of equipment called a CSU/DSU to connect between your T-1 and your firewall/router. Some routers come with the CSU/DSU built in.

Many routers can also act as firewalls. Not all firewalls can take the place of a router.
that's why we need more information before making a determination.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Firewall, Switch,Server
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by ashraf_munir2002 In reply to Firewall, Switch,Server

Dont use switch.

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by BudTheGrey In reply to Firewall, Switch,Server

The usual path for such things is T1 -> (communications device) -> Router -> Firewall -> switch. The comm device is usually a DSU, or Cable/DSL modem. Often, the comm device is embedded in the router, so it's physically one piece of equipment.

At this point, we really need more information. The configuration I normally see & use is that the Firewall is acting as a DHCP server, handing out IP addresses to the workstations on the network, and is also performing NAT (Network Address Translation) to let those workstations out to the internet. Does that sound close to what you have?

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