PIX 501 firewall

By druumais ·
I have a Cisco PIX 501 firewall.
Is this possible to use it as a switch without DHCP?
How to configure it?

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Can you use a car as an airplane?

by cmiller5400 In reply to PIX 501 firewall

I don't think so. A firewall was built and designed as a firewall; use it as that. You want a switch, buy a switch.

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by druumais In reply to Can you use a car as an a ...

Ha! You don't know what PIX 501 is!
You don't think so?
I believe so!

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Yes, but overkill

by career In reply to PIX 501 firewall

Well of course you can use it as a switch - it has a 4 port 10/100 switch in the back.

But, if you only want a switch, it would make more sense to just get a switch. A 4 port gigabit switch costs under $50 in the US.

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you can pick em up cheap with the resellers

by CG IT In reply to Yes, but overkill

not supported [obsolete] but they are a good firewall.

The real question is why?

$25.00 gets you a 4 port switch. $20.00 to $25.00 more gets you an 8. [or that linksys 16 port desktop switch].

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Already using!

by druumais In reply to PIX 501 firewall

I'm already using PIX501 as a switch.
PIX501 has my computer's IP address but PIX501 makes a subnet. Now my computer must obtain an IP address automatically. It's not quite what I wanted.
So I just asked if there is a script that removes subnet so I can use computer's IP address.

P.S. Why? For fun. I have lots of them (PIX501). Sometimes I need switch.

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