what should I use here switch or router?

By NetworkNewb ·

basically I have a cabinet at an offsite location that will provide internet services and point to point services to a remote office that will only have a switch basically plugged into patch panels for cat five drops per office rj45 drop. nothing fancy.

back to the cabinet. I have 3 drops cables to deal with. 2 redundant internet cables that provide internet to the cabinet and 1 cable for the point to point connection. I can plug in the cable and test point to point just fine with remote problem. here is my ?

I have a cisco asa 5510 firewall that I will be bringing to the cabinet. I'm thinking plug one of the internet drops into the outside port....then run the inside cable to a switch. pretty simple right....but what about the point to point cable? would that go into the switch also? and if so would it allow office users to "see the lan" basically?

or do I have to get a managed switch envolved here?


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