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help my PIX 520-DC needs help - power chords

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by itdaddy, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. itdaddy

    itdaddy Byte Poster

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    holy crap,
    i bought this PIX-520 for 100.00 bucks off of ebay.thought yeah
    getting great deal; come to find out there is a 3 prong female like recepticle at the back for a power source; holy crap!

    looked all over cannot find a -48 VDC adapter; got to love it
    i see this firewall go for 1,000s of dollars. what the heck did I do to myself.

    do you all know where I can either hang myself or buy a reasonably priced adapter (got to love negative 48 dc volts)

    thanks if you cant or can help!
    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  2. Phoenix
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    As far as I was aware most Pix 520s took standard kettle leads
    did you buy a specific DC model? otherwise it should just take a standard AC cable like a PC
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Looking this up I see that the 520-DC is indeed a 48V DC model!

    Harry.
     
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  4. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Yep, standard kettle lead.

    The 506E takes a ridiculous proprietary cable - as I know to my cost after the one powering mine died and I had to pay 50 quid for a replacement :(
     
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  5. itdaddy

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    Hey Z
    how much is 50 quid in USA dollars?
    pissed me off when I saw that. Yeah some believe it or not
    520s have pc like cable. but this one crap. freaking weird
    1 bad one for cisco! heee h i will look some more.cause
    they are priced at 1500.00 US dollars for a used PIX 520
    so they must be decent. just the power adapter is a freak!
    cisco really is not much help either sucks when companies
    get so big they have a hard time responding...
    ;(
     
  6. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    OIC - you DEFINITELY have a DC model then?

    Well, you'll need to follow the instructions here then.

    If you are not familiar with working with DC power - call an electrician and have them install it for you. It isn't rocket science - but I'm betting that you don't have a great deal of experience working with any power other than standard AC... and its better to be safe than sorry
     
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  7. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster

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    itdaddy,

    According to Cisco, the Cisco PIX 520 Firewall has reached End of Life. The PIX 520 Firewall reached its end of sale (EOS) on June 23, 2001. Therefore, even in the worst case scenario you couldn't even get a brand new cable from Cisco Systems.

    What is the purpose of this Cisco PIX 520?
    1. Business critical
    2. Studying/practice

    Source:
    1. Cisco PIX 520 Firewall - Cisco Systems - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/ps2117/index.html
    2. Cisco PIX 500 Series Security Appliances End-of-Sale Models - Cisco Systems - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_eol_models.html
     
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  8. itdaddy

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    R H Lee and Z and guys.

    great news I looked inside and it is its own power supply
    like it is a normal ATX power supply with a mod on the back
    in place of the normal PC like cable that we all see.

    I got some confirmation and yeah, it has a normal ATX power lead...holy crap; i just got nutz when i saw it and thought i had been had. but if i can get this bad boy going wow what a deal
    i got. inside it looks just like a ATX mobo but with no hard drive.
    just a bunch of ISA and PCI cards and flash i am sure and floppy

    I read the pwr supply and it is a normal power supply with a
    funcky 3 prong female recept on the back but i can take it out
    and replace it with another power supply and i have tons of 260watt powr supplies laying around. I just hope it boots up

    it only cost me 100.00 buck off of ebay and looks in good shape
    i see this very same one going for 500.00 usd and up!

    RH LEE it is used for practice at home for CCNA/CCNP
    i am studying CCNA. I have a Linksys router and want a real
    CLI router not a GUI web browsing UI. I want all cisco!
    live and breath cisco and possibly get goood and make some ca$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$H i hope.

    trying to eventually get away from Microsft environment and go all Cisco and be a Cisco Professionaly only. I hate Microsoft.
    in a Money Sense! There products can be good or cool
    but I guess I dont like Bill and how he pushes himself all over
    and then buying up Novell pissed me off; just ruins creativity on the side of competition and all; what the world just through Bills eyes and windows; windows is getting a bit boring sometimes!
    rant rant rant

    well sorry i got off track..

    but yeah just playing. want to run vpn to my house and all
    thanks for all your help
    you dudes are all so smart and cool!

    :eek:
     
  9. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster

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    itdaddy,

    For the purposes of studying for the CCNA, using your resources to obtain Cisco router(s) and switch(es) would be better than a Cisco PIX box at this time. PIX is a security device so may be appropriate for the Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) certificate but is currently inappropriate for the CCNA.

    For the 640-821 INTRO exam, I'd suggest:
    1. Cisco 2500 series router
    2. Cisco Catalyst 2950 switch

    For the 640-811 ICND exam or the 640-801 exam, on top of the 640-821 INTRO equipment list:
    1. Another Cisco 2500 series router
    2. Another Catalyst 2950 switch

    If you wish to exceed those four items then get a third router and also a third switch. That way, you can see how two of the routers send routing protocol updates and how the third router "decides" which route to put into it's routing table. With a third switch, you can see all three VTP modes of server, transparent, and client.

    Good luck in your Cisco studies. :)
     
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  10. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    You've already GOT Cisco - Linksys is owned by Cisco and has been for about four years... :biggrin
    Exqueeze me? Baking Powder?

    When did this happen? Anybody else see that sneak by in the tech news? Last i heard, MS had entered into an 'understanding' with Novell - not 'bought' them! Damn - Ballmer gets enough flak as it is for M$' predatory pricing and business practices - lets not give him any more by attributing buy-outs to M$ that haven't taken place!

    Besides, Billy don't do a GODdamn thing at M$ any more - Ballmer runs the whole shebang
     
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