We have a 1700 Router at our corporate location and have a Netopia at our branch. NetScreen boxes handle the VPN. (I had nothing to do with this part)
We are currently using 120% of our T1 according to McCleod. I have been running PRTG Traffic Grapher because I haven't been able to figure out netflow. I believe the IOS is too out of date on my router. But it shows some pretty high peaks, but not a constant flow of data like spyware/virus, etc. I have it setup to scan all 60+ computers nightly so I can rule that excess data out.
Cisco IOS Software, C1700 Software (C1700-IPBASE-M), Version 12.4(1a), RELEASE S
What the other guy wants is to get 2 comcast business lines in each location and have the VPN run over that and have the T1's for Mail/HTTP.
He hears 12Mb down/ 3Mb up. All I hear is Comcast. My thought is with the comcast line is we'll get screwed because of all the other traffic since it's not direct like the T1.
For this, I assume I can can use a few 1800 series routers, remove the NetScreens and implement an ACL to route VPN traffic one way and the everything else the other.
I took the Cisco classes back in 2002-2003, but never finished. Got into Real Estate instead (oops), can I still use my books for ACL's or has a bunch changed and I need to get new ones?
Thank you so much in advance!