Fiber Optic connect to existing lan.

Olivier Nicole olivier.nicole at
Mon Jun 30 03:32:47 UTC 2014


> The telcom here in Hawaii has run fiber optic cables down our lane and we
> have connected to it. I have several FreeBSD boxes on a lan that I want to
> connect to the fiber through a gateway.  There is a Cisco modem that you can
> connect MS boxes directly via dhcp and it works fine. But the tecs didn't
> know about any firewall on the system. There are extra cat 5 connectors for
> connecting a lan, but I would like to see how to connect the dhcp
> gateway/firewall that separates the static lan from the Cisco box.
> Any help appreciated as to locating a how to for hooking this up. It is
> difficult to find any one here in the islands who as worked with fiber as
> this is brand new to us. (BTW the cost of fiber service here is less than
> 1/2 the cable company charge for coax.)

It's got nothing to do with fiber, but with Cisco. I understand that
you have your how gateway that takes care of firewall, dhcp, nat, etc.
So you only need to disable those services from the Cisco box and
connect directly the Cisco to your own existing gateway.

By the way, LAN and WiFi ports on the Cisco should work the same.



> I think the the lan is fine and all I have to do is connect the firewall of
> the lan to the dhcp. I have only used static IP so I need to find out how to
> hook up the dhcp side.
> Thanks...
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