I am exceedingly busy today, otherwise I'd post here all day =)
They are called WAN interface cards so WIC is correct. Just now it's WAY more than WAN interfaces can be put in those slots.
The 4ESW is a switch not a router. Do switches get IP addresses? Do routers do VLANs? Do VLANs get IP addresses? Looking up this information will help you learn more than someone telling you.
I think the first thing in this sentence is important to keep in mind. The router is the WAN port(s) and a chip inside with some software on it. Anything else is not part of the "router" it's just housed in the same box. It's the same for all home routers/switches. Cause that's what they are.
Oh and since now you know that the 4ESW is a switch, where should you look for examples on how to config it?
That's all I got time for. Good Luck and have a great day. UGH @ the crap I gotta do lol
I have certainly been learning quite a bit about how the router treats the expansion boards. More than I recall ever going through in the Cisco classes (around 2001), as we used serial connections for 90% of the class with a simple single FE interface to the switches.
At this stage, I have the interfaces configured as such:
FastEthernet 0 (the one built into the router) 75.xxx.xxx.210 255.255.255.248
FastEthernet 1 (First port on the 4ESW) VLAN 0
Vlan 0 is using 192.168.100.1
Vlan 0 nat ip inside
FE0 nat ip outside
ip nat inside source static 192.168.100.10 75.xxx.xxx.210
ip nat inside source static 192.168.100.11 75.xxx.xxx.211
ip nat inside source static 192.168.100.12 75.xxx.xxx.212
ip nat inside source static 192.168.100.13 75.xxx.xxx.213
ip nat inside source static 192.168.100.14 75.xxx.xxx.214
Of course, the gateway is set to 75.xxx.xxx.209.
At this stage, I can get the traffic from 192.168.100.10 to reach the internet via 75.xxx.xxx.210, however none of the other interfaces have been able to reach the internet. The translation happens, from the source to the destination, but it never gets sent to the interface.
Not sure what I am doing wrong at this stage.
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