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I have 2 Cisco PIX 525 Firewalls and I don't have any router.

They are running version 7.2.

Can i use that as a Layer 3 router and use its interfaces for different subnets?

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In the immortal words of Cisco (circa 1999), "the PIX is a firewall, not a router"

That said, it can be used as a router. But you're better off using anything else, as it's firewall nature is going to be a pain in the ass. (I used to do it with a PIX 520, and I hated it for all time.) If it's what you have, then it's all you have, but I cannot over emphasize how much better off you'll be with an actual router. (buy one, build one, whatever it takes.)

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(build one == a PC, a box of NICs, and linux or freebsd) –  Ricky Beam Mar 28 at 4:22
    
Actually i have one router 2600 but it has only one ethernet inetrface. i need atleast two interfaces. or can we do with one interface. its just my small home lab. that firewall i got for 50 bucks :) –  user19340357 Mar 28 at 4:47
    
One interface, a couple of vlans and a managed switch? –  Tom O'Connor Mar 28 at 13:45
    
@TomO'Connor yes –  user19340357 Mar 29 at 6:26

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