First, I'm definitely a beginer in network field, I don't know much about routers.
Recently, I got a CISCO2610XM router. I tried to use it to set up a LAN and connect the LAN to the network.
However, I found the router only have one FastEthernet0/0 port, and other two ports are console and aux (which I think are used to configure the router, am I right?).
Do I need extra network module (card) to connect to the LAN? And what card should I choose?
The figure I planed for my LAN is:
A Linux box (Squid, as a cache engine)
A Switch (NetGear GS105 Gigabit Switch)
Thanks in advance.
Joe, didn't mean to confused you, don't want to get into different T-carrier systems provisioning like ADSL, DS0, ISDN etc.. as they use differet WAN protocols, but as lond you know the curcuit is ISDN PRI you should be fine connecting your WAN and move forward with your implementation. To find out you would probably contact your manager or whomever the contact person is in the organization they should have this info from the carrier provider or contact directly the carrier provider and they will have that information . Another way to find out would be to configure the router WIC card interface and stablish connnectivity to the other end of the circuit where your router will stablish connectivity to another router's WAN interface.
The IOS on router is just right for what you need and more later down the road.