VG224 versus VG248

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Dec 18th, 2007

I see that VG224 is very cheap compared to the VG248. Can I use the VG224 instead of the VG248 for my studies?

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ccbootcamp Tue, 12/18/2007 - 20:20

Depends...if you just want another gateway to play with, then sure. However, the VG224 runs IOS whereas the VG248 has it's own menu driven system. The menu driven system is pretty straightforward and easy to use. I wouldn't suggest purchasing a VG248 for your home lab, I would just recommend a few remote rack sessions. At $3k-$4k/pc it just makes sense to go the remote rack route. :)

-brad

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SteveDexter Tue, 12/18/2007 - 20:25

If the VG224 runs IOS, is it the same as a 2600 series router acting as a gateway?

Chris Deren Wed, 12/19/2007 - 16:01

VG224 is 24 port (FXS) analog gateway for interconnecting analog devices such as faxes, modems, analog phones, etc to your IP-PBX (CUCM or CME). As stated earlier it's IOS based and can be configured with either MGCP, SCCP, H323 or SIP protocol.

VG248 is a 48 port gateway, which is GUI based and can be controlled via SCCP only.

VG248 will cost you 4 times the VG224, and the reason is becuase Cisco is trying to phase these out of market and discourage folks from buying it.

VG248 is very simply to configure and is very reliable, however becuse of the price tag I would not recommand it.

HTH,

Chris

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