Keep the router or not?
I’m looking to replace an IPCOP box with pfSense, and I’m looking for any general suggestions on best practices. Particularly, is there any benefit to having a router in front of the pfSense box?
Currently, I have IPCop connected to a Cisco 2800 that is connected (via a single Fe port) to a Nortel SR1002 with a pair of bonded T1s. I’m not sure that there is any benefit to keeping the router…. Couldn’t I just connect pfSense directly to the Nortel?
I plan to also use an already existing cable connection for dedicated web browsing. That is, desktop http traffic.
Nortel -> Cisco 2800 router -> IPCOP Lan -> switch (192.168.1.x) -> fiber to 2nd building -> switch (192.168.2.x)
IPCOP DMZ -> switch -> servers
IPCOP wireless -> wireless Linksys routers
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Yes, you can connect directly to the Nortel, and it sounds like your Cisco isn't doing anything for you so you may as well remove it.