Many questions tonight.
I'm currently holding a faulty 7206vxr router. And I have a 3550-24 and a 355-12G, both with enhanced multilayer image. I'm thinking about replacing the 7206 with the 3550, and thereby I seek answers and advice. Customers. There are about 60 or so (let's say maximum 100) customers now on DSL and fibre. There are no routing protocols in use, I run a static route to my service provider, and my network is really small, so I've just set up static routes for everything.
throughput. None to speak of. I can imagine up to 30Mbit if I get 100 users, and they all use it;=).
Would it be a good idea to implement the 3550 based on the data I've provided? Or should one go for a thoroughbred Router?
I currently use no form for traffic shaping, since the router is somehow not routing anything more than 2-5Mbit, and It's only recently I've been adding fibre customers. Does the 3550EMI support traffic shaping both ways?
I'm a bit green at this, sorry.
Hi Markraves :
Actually , 3550 is a full blown router . Yes it does have some limitations when it comes to QoS ( wont do shaping ) , but other then that , it can run all routing protocols ( routing is disabled by default on a 3550 , so make sure to enable it by using a command " ip routing" in the global config mode ) . I would suggest to use 3550-12G instead of 3550-24 since 3550-12G has what is called as aggrgator SDM templates and bigger TCAMs for holding large number of routes and ACLs.
For all practical puposes , you should be okay with using 3550 for this type of environment.
Hope this helps.