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Apr 24th, 2007
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I can't to use WIC-1T or WIC-2T to MPLS link?


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Correct Answer by mohammedmahmoud about 10 years 3 months ago

Hi there,


Yes, as a customer, your CE router doesn't need to support MPLS, an IP Base IOS image can do it for you.



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mohammedmahmoud Tue, 04/24/2007 - 12:34
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Hi there,


WIC-1T contains 1 serial interface, and WIC-2T contains 2 serial interfaces, each serial interface support up to 2M, so the choice will depend upon your bandwidth need.


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mohammedmahmoud Tue, 04/24/2007 - 12:40
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Hi there,


Actually MPLS runs over any layer 2 service (FR, PPP, Ethernet) it is not a layer 2 service. The serial interface supports mainly HDLC, PPP, X.25 and FR.


MPLS has no configuration on the customer side, the configuration is done only on the provider side, while the customer side for example has an ordinary FR configuration with an IP address assigned to the subinterface peering with the PE router (Provider Edge router).


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pgcristovam Tue, 04/24/2007 - 13:04
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So, the router in customer side don't need MPLS support? Just FR support!





mohammedmahmoud Tue, 04/24/2007 - 13:08
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Hi there,


Yes thats true. You should arrange with your provider the FR configuration (or which ever Layer 2 technology, but most commonly it is FR) to get your MPLS service over it, and there is no MPLS configuration required on the CE router (your router - customer side router doesn't have to support MPLS).


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pgcristovam Wed, 04/25/2007 - 03:27
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Thanks!


The last question, I think. So to MPLS networki a router 1841 with IP Base support, I don't need to use the IOS IP Services?



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mohammedmahmoud Wed, 04/25/2007 - 03:29
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Hi there,


Yes, as a customer, your CE router doesn't need to support MPLS, an IP Base IOS image can do it for you.



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Mohammed Mahmoud.

desai.jaideep Tue, 04/24/2007 - 20:14
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Hi


Are you yourself a service provider?


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mohammedmahmoud Tue, 04/24/2007 - 21:55
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Hi Jaideep,


Yes, i am working for a service provider.


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Mohammed Mahmoud.

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